Event - Year 2 Visit the Black Country Living Museum

23 June 2008

On Monday 23rd June, our Year 2 classes visited the Black Country Living Museum.

One of the first things we saw was a Victorian toilet. Not only was it outside in the yard, but there was no toilet paper, only newspaper! What a first impression.

We also saw the General Stores - it was a lot smaller than Morrison's, but stocked nearly as many different items.

A fantastic time was had by all, and it was a fitting climax to the children's three years at our school.

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The Victorian toilet - very basic!
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The General Stores. Can you see the familiar 'Bournville Cocoa' sign, and the less familiar meat hanging in the window?
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This building had an invisible magnetic pull, according to some of the adults on the trip!
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We had a traditional Victorian school lesson. The boys had to sit very smartly with their hands behind their backs.
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The girls had their hands and nails inspected.
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You didn't do the wrong thing - else you might get the cane.
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We were shown how to play some traditional games.
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We ended the day in the bakery, where people bought one biscuit each for a special occasion!