Pupils will find out what life was like for people from different classes in 1880 by asking questions and discussing ideas related to evidence from the time in the form of objects, documents and environments.
Taking a guided tour of our period headmaster's house, pupils will find out how people in 1880 spent their time at home, how they ate, kept warm and clean, all without the modern materials and technology that make our lives easier today. We consider children's role in the family and the different expectations placed upon girls and boys. Through photographs, documents and handling objects pupils will compare and contrast the lives of three groups of people involved with the school and draw their own conclusions about Victorian society and ways of life.
The majority of this session takes place in the Headmaster’s house, which is not accessible for wheelchair users.
Your class will be divided into groups of no more than 11 pupils and will rotate around three 20 minute activities. Therefore, three accompanying adults are needed for classes of more than 22 pupils.
Duration: 60 minutes
Group size: Maximum 33 pupils
Topics: History, English, Science