Year 3 and 4 visit The Black Country Muesum

Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic day at The Black Country Museum on Friday 23rd June.

They were treated to a Victorian school day were Mrs Mansell-Shelton was told off for wearing nail varnish and Mrs Jones for talking, both got ‘the cane’. They learnt how school children did handwriting and learning times tables by rote. Tierney got shouted at for slouching. Mr Griffins was very strict!

Mr Griffins the Victorian Teacher commented on how they were the best children he had had in his Victorian School.

They then enjoyed a picnic and tried some Black Country Chips curtesy of Mrs Holden, which went down a treat!

Hard hats at the ready … We were then given a guided tour of the old coal mines where children learnt all about life as a child in the coal mines.

They also got to visit the back to back houses, pharmacy and the old fashioned sweet shop where they indulged in Kali (sherbet style sugar) and lollies.