A step back to the Victorian era for Callis Grange children

Exploring Victorian times at Callis Grange

Year 1 pupils at Callis Grange Infant and Nursery School in Broadstairs have experienced a Victorian-themed ‘Living History’ Day.

The children had different experiences in three hands-on sessions.

In one session children looked carefully at kitchen artefacts such as weighing scales, kettles, bowls and jugs that may have been used in Victorian times. They used a selection of teapots, cups and saucers to inspire their own designs for teapots and teacups and the children examined loose tea. They also made some delicious Queen drop cakes.

In the school room, the children experienced ‘drill’ exercises. The children used slate pencils on slate boards for handwriting practise and to write their spelling spot words.

In the laundry session, children engaged in ‘Wash Day’ activities, using soap on washboards and a dolly stick in a wash tub.

The children used dolly pegs to hang up their washing and also had lots of fun dressing up in mop caps and pinafores.

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