Victorian Day at Upper Beeding Primary School in pictures

Pupils quickly learned '˜children should be seen and not heard' during a Victorian Day at Upper Beeding Primary School.

Thursday, 10th January 2019, 11:00 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 3:09 pm
Pupils from years five and six in their period costumes with their Victorian teachers

They learned the three Rs, recited The Lord’s Prayer, undertook dictation and repeated times tables – and if they were slow or produced poor work they were given the ultimate shame of wearing the dunce’s hat and standing in the corner. Read more: Upper Beeding pupils face strict discipline during Victorian Day at school

Pupils from years five and six in their period costumes with their Victorian teachers
Practising neat handwriting on special lined paper
Wearing the dunces hat and standing in the corner was the ultimate shame
Some of the children wore signs to highlight their misdemeanours
The children had to write with chalk on slate
Pupils were met in the playground by their strict Victorian teachers
The children had to line up single-file and boys and girls had to go into school via separate entrances