Our school’s gone Victorian

St Mary's Primary School, Mill Bank Victorian Day. Sisters Josephine and Scarlett Porter, aged seven and five.
St Mary's Primary School, Mill Bank Victorian Day. Sisters Josephine and Scarlett Porter, aged seven and five.

Pupils at St Mary’s School, Mill Bank, enjoyed a throw back to the Victorian era as part of a school project.

Year 1 and 2 children have been studying the 19th century period throughout the spring term.

The village primary school was built in Victorian times, so the classes experienced what it would be like for the children who attended the school back when it opened in 1850.

The youngsters and teachers dressed in the clothes that Victorian school children would have worn, and wrote using old ink pens, as well as working on slates with chalk.

They also played with Victorian toys and visited the Bankfield Museum, Halifax, to learn about the games the Victorians would have played.

Teacher Joanna Emberton said: “The children have learned lots and had fun at the same time. We all dressed up and had a morning of lessons in a Victorian class room and they really got a feel for it.”

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