Primary 6 have been learning about what it would have been like to live as a child during Victorian times. We had a great, but eye-opening, experience when we visited the Victorian School Room. We met Miss Ingram and Miss Craig who taught us a lesson in the three R’s, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. The punishment in Victorian times was thankfully very different to the punishment we have now. We quickly realised how important it was to use our right hand, to sit up straight and to answer every question with Miss at the end. Otherwise there was the threat of the taws or the wriggle board! We did enjoy trying to write neatly using the nib and ink and we liked the layout of the classroom so much that we thought we’d give it a try in our own classroom when we got back.
We also learned that hard work wasn’t finished when the children got back from school, they would have had many hard and tiring chores to do around the house. It’s safe to say that most of us are glad that we are children in 2018 rather than in the 1800’s!