Zechariah Trip:Ragged School

Yesterday, Zechariah class went on a trip to the Ragged School Museum in Mile End, where they got to experience first hand what it would have been like to have been a student in the Victorian Times.

They experienced lessons such as Vocal Gymnastics (where they had to repeat complex sentences after the teacher) and handwriting (which was far more intricate in design than that which they are used to).

Miss Perkins, their teacher for the afternoon, was very strict and showed them a wide range of punishments which were used back in those times for example the dunce’s hat, which was used to humiliate children when they got a question wrong.

It was an incredibly fun afternoon and an entertaining way of learning more about student life in the 19th Century,.

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