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Kidderminster pupils go back in time
11:00am Monday 29th October 2012 in News
Buy this photo » No cars: Sean the pony with six-year-olds Orin Thornhill, left and Isabel Brown.
PUPILS from Kidderminster had a visit from the Victorians to learn about life without cars or electricity.
The year two children at Sutton Park Community Primary School went back in time to find out how the Victorians did their washing, how they traveled and how they were grew their own food.
The day involved learning to make a rag rug and planting vegetables in the cottage garden.
Year two teacher Kathryn Watson said: “The children loved it. It was the culmination of their inventions topic.
“After looking at the future and how reliant we are on electricity, we went on a visit to Blists Hill Museum in Ironbridge and then decided to have a Victorian day at school.”
The children also helped to weigh and measure sweets and sold bread they had baked the previous day.
A Victorian handwriting lesson helped to show pupils what school was like in the 19th century and a visit from Sean the pony gave children the chance to see how life was different without a car.