Sidmouth infants go Victorian

SIDMOUTH Infants School travelled back in time to try education Victorian-style on Tuesday.

Pupils and staff came to school dressed in Victorian clothes as part of their Our School topic.

During lessons the children sat in rows and wrote on slate boards with chalk. Girls learned sewing and cooking, while the boys did woodwork and made spinning toys. They made Victoria sponge, cheese straws and sweets to take home.

A special assembly saw the youngsters sing the national anthem and All Things Bright and Beautiful.

At playtime, the playground was divided up so the girls and boys were kept separate, and they played with hoops and skipping ropes.

History co-ordinator Sue Dixon said: “The children had a great time learning about Victorian school life and comparing it with their own experiences.”