History brought back to life

Class act: St Anselm's pupils stepped back in time for a Victorian-themed day.
Class act: St Anselm's pupils stepped back in time for a Victorian-themed day.
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Pupils donned period costumes and stepped back in time to the Victorian era

Youngsters at St Anselm’s Pre Prep School in Bakewell took their lessons in true Victorian style – sitting in rows, facing the front and practising the three ‘R’s on chalk boards.

Chanting took place to reinforce their times tables and any one caught fidgeting ended up wearing the back brace or the Dunce’s Cap.

As part of the day, year two took a trip around the school, finding out about how things had changed over the years.

Many of the artefacts borrowed from the school archives gave interesting and informative insight into what the school was like in bygone days.

The children also enjoyed looking at old photographs of the school and comparing them with the changes that have taken place.

Headteacher Lisa Donnelly, said, “This was a fantastic day, enjoyed by all and we’d like to express our sincere thanks to all of the staff involved and the Old House Museum in Bakewell who kindly supplied us with some wonderful resources.”