Victorian School Room and Nursery Days

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History: changes within living memory and beyond living memory; understanding some of the ways in which we find out about the past

In this session:

  • Dress up as Victorian schoolchildren, practise the ‘Three R’s’ in the schoolroom and see the difference between classrooms and lessons then and now. Sit up straight and don’t fidget or the teacher will have to use the finger stocks and backboard to correct your bad habits
  • Explore Newstead Abbey’s Victorian Nursery Attic, look into Nanny’s bedroom (she looked after the Webb children at Newstead), and also Miss Augusta Webb’s bedroom where we play a memory game with household Victorian artefacts
  • Learn about the Webb children themselves and what life was like for them at Newstead

Duration: 1.5 hours | 10.30am–12pm or 1pm–2.30pm
Cost per session: £6 per child

Key Stage: 1/2

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