6th November 2018 – Our 1918 school day
Back in November we had such a great time living a school day as if it was 100 years ago. Lots of History was learned as well as maths by rote, copperplate handwriting on slates and reciting of poems. We did morning drill in the playground and at break time we played hopscotch, skipping, hoop rolling and Oranges and Lemons. The children were fascinated and a little worried to hear that teachers one hundred years ago would have used the cane to maintain discipline and they all played their parts beautifully and were quite relieved when we dropped our stern faces and returned to the happy, friendly teachers of today! In the afternoon we welcomed lots of Grandfolk to afternoon tea and entertained them with songs and poems of the era.