Gallery: Pupils take a trip back in time to experience Victorian school life

Victorian day at Sir Robert Hitchams Primary School in Framlingham.

Victorian day at Sir Robert Hitchams Primary School in Framlingham. - Credit: Archant

A historical recreation day has given Suffolk school pupils a flavour for life in the Victorian era – and a new-found appreciation for the classrooms of today.

Pupils, teachers and support staff at Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School in Framlingham dressed in Victorian costumes for last week’s educational trip through time. Headteacher Robert Vaughan said the event gave the children a “real understanding of what life was like in the Victorian age”.

“They all entered into the spirt of the event wonderfully well – even those with dunces’ hats realised it was just pretend,” he said.

Modern day teaching aids were replaced with slate boards and ink quills to give a fuller historical appreciation.

They also took part in fitness drills, object description exercises and a geography lesson on the British empire. “The feedback we got was that they were glad to be in a modern school in 2013,” said Mr Vaughan.

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