Victorian Day marks 170 years of Littleport Community Primary School

Victorian Day at Littleport

Victorian Day at Littleport - Credit: Archant

To celebrate their 170th anniversary children and staff at Littleport Community Primary School took part in a Victorian Day.

Victorian Day at Littleport

Victorian Day at Littleport - Credit: Archant

Katherine Swindells, history leader, said: “The children all took part in different activities that gave them a sense of how it would have been like if they were at school in the Victorian times.

Victorian Day at Littleport

Victorian Day at Littleport - Credit: Archant

“Some recited poems and prayers and some recited the times tables. Children used slates and some copied writing into a copy book.

Victorian Day at Littleport

Victorian Day at Littleport - Credit: Archant

“They played Victorian games such as hopscotch, ball and cup, marbles and hoop and stick. The children went to an assembly led by the deputy head teacher where they sang ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ and took part in Victorian exercise drills.

Victorian Day at Littleport

Victorian Day at Littleport - Credit: Archant

“Some teachers gave their pupils a Victorian name for the day, and children learned that they are lucky to even be in school, as if they weren’t in school they were in the horrible, dangerous factories earning money for their families.

Victorian Day at Littleport

Victorian Day at Littleport - Credit: Archant


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“The children all really joined in with the spirit of the day and enjoyed taking part in the role play with the staff. We ended the day with a lovely slice of Victoria sponge cake.”

Victorian Day at Littleport

Victorian Day at Littleport - Credit: Archant

Victorian Day at Littleport

Victorian Day at Littleport - Credit: Archant

Victorian Day at Littleport

Victorian Day at Littleport - Credit: Archant

Headteacher John Cattermole and deputy headteachers Adam Rivett and Nicholas Clark.

Headteacher John Cattermole and deputy headteachers Adam Rivett and Nicholas Clark. - Credit: Archant

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