To kick off our topic about ‘What it was like to be a child in Victorian times’ we visited Sudbury Hall’s Childhood Museum. When we got there we were split into two groups. One group went to investigate toys through the ages and were taken as far back as the ‘Stone Age!’ The other group found themselves whisked back in to a Victorian school room were they discovered the rote learning style, the strictness of the teacher and the punishments for disobediance!
Fortunately the boys were returned to the present day for lunch, outside in the courtyard which was followed by a guided exploration of the museum. Here they discovered Victorian toys, how the laundry was done and the hardships of the working children. They even applied for the job of a chimney sweep where many tried to climb a chimney to see if they would fit!
We had a fantastic time which caught the boys imagination and lead to many questions that they would like to find answers too.
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