Dagenham pupils get a taste of Victorian school life

Victorian Day at Dorothy Barley Junior School
Year five pupils dressing up as victorians.

Victorian Day at Dorothy Barley Junior School Year five pupils dressing up as victorians. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Dorothy Barley Junior School took a step back in time and brought their lessons about the Victorians to life.

Victorian Day at Dorothy Barley Junior School
Year five pupils dressing up as victorians.
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Victorian Day at Dorothy Barley Junior School Year five pupils dressing up as victorians. Maisie Claydon, age9 and Mary - Love Ayogu, age9 - Credit: Archant

The year five children spent the school day on Friday pretending it was the days of Queen Victoria’s reign.

They dressed up in the clothing of the day and were given new names and then divided into strictly same-sex classes.

As well as singing Victorian hymns and playing games, they had a taste of what life was like for children from the ‘seen but not heard’ generation... and they were most likely quite happy to return to 2013.


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