What was it like at school during the Victorian era?

Year 2’s history topic was brought to life when they spent the day as Victorian school children. They were given Victorian names for the day and were all lined up in a row of boys and a row of girls ready for school to start. They each were clutching an old penny to give to their teachers Miss Strict and Miss Stern.

The children made peg dolls, as this is what they would have played with and the learnt all about punishments such as the backboard, finger stocks and carbolic soap to wash their mouths out with!