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'The William Ransom School aims to provide all its pupils with the highest possible educational opportunities. We believe that the best education is the entitlement of every child and this is realised at this School within a structured, disciplined, caring and safe environment where expectations are high.'

12 Oct 2017

Victorian for a day

On Monday 9th October, Holly class visited British School Museum in Hitchin. We have been learning about life in Victorian times in our History lessons this term, so it was great to be able to experience it first-hand.

First we had a lesson in a Victorian classroom with a strict Victorian teacher. Our hands were checked for cleanliness before we could begin. We had to write on slate boards with a slate pencil, which was quite tricky and then we had a go at writing with an old fashioned ink pen.

Afterwards we had a talk about Victorian toys, which were mainly made of wood. Then we had a chance to play with some which we all enjoyed.

After lunch we had a go at a ‘drill’ which is a Victorian style PE lesson. We had to stand in rows and copy the person at the front.

It was a great learning experience which we all enjoyed.

  • Victorian boys

  • Victorian girls

  • Writing on slate

  • Writing in ink

  • Hand inspection

  • PE Victorian style

  • Optical illusion toys