Year 5 had a great day at Blists Hill Victorian Town, built on a former industrial complex located in Shropshire. The open-air museum recreates the sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian Shropshire town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The pupils dressed up in Victorian costumes and went to Victorian school, where they experienced what being in a classroom was like in that era. They concluded that the teaching style was a lot stricter and learning was less interactive than it is nowadays.
It was fascinating to see the town and its shops including, the fish and chip shop, the butchers, and the printer, just to name a few. The highlight of the day for the pupils was spending their Victorian coins at the sweet shop and fairground.