Victorians at St Johns – Victorian schoolroom
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St Johns House Museum, Warwick
History, English, Mathematics
This workshop is usually booked alongside other Victorian’s at St Johns workshops as part of a whole day’s programme of activity. We can accommodate groups of 90 at St Johns House Museum. If your group is larger please call to discuss.
An immersive classroom experience, led by our costumed Victorian school ma’am. Pupils will dress in basic costume over their own clothes, pinafores for the girls and sailor’s collars for the boys and role play as Victorian pupils in 1888. Pupils chosen by you in advance will take on additional roles, such as class monitors.
There are even optional roles for the adults too, we provide a basic costume for you. Though you and your class are welcome to come dressed as Victorians for you visit. The lesson will include learning reading and arithmetic by rote, using a class abacus to do their sums.
No child will be singled out to give answers unless they volunteer to reply to Miss Roach’s questions. The class will practice their hand writing using slates and pencils. Weather permitting the class will be taken outside for a short physical activity known as Drill.
Content of the workshop is differentiated for key stage.
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