Pupils and their accompanying adults will be transported back in time to 1840 in this role-play session that takes place in our unique 1837 Monitorial Schoolroom and uses a method that would have allowed one teacher to teach 300 pupils using just one book.
Lessons will be conducted with military precision by the teacher assisted by the Monitor of Order. The school rules will be recited and hands inspected before reading, writing and arithmetic lessons begin. ‘Tickets’ will be awarded for excellent work, while badges of shame will be hung around the necks of pupils who misbehave. Monitors will be required to assist with the lesson, which can be pupils themselves if year 5 or 6, or visiting adults for years 1-3.
Each session finishes with the teacher returning to his or her friendly modern self and pupils will get a chance to ask questions and discuss the session.
Cost: £100 per class
Duration: 60 minutes
Group size: Maximum 70 pupils (2 classes)