Pupils turn Victorian for a day

PUPILS from Axbridge First School went back in time earlier this month, experiencing a Victorian education for a day.

Year three and four pupils and their teachers dressed in Victorian clothes and were given an interactive talk by a man who dressed as a traditional school inspector complete with waistcoat and top hat.

Bob Gibbons, a former headteacher at Draycott First School, taught the children about writing with a quill, using slates and even gave one year four child a mock caning.

A year three child was made to wear a dunce’s hat, while all the children learned games from the era.

The part of the school used to teach year three and four children dates from 1884, so it was an authentic experience all round.

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Caroline Clutterbuck, school secretary, said: “The children had a fantastic time and it definitely considering doing it again.

“Bob certainly brought the history to life.”

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