Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy

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        Year 5 -Victorian Day

        Author: Jill Bates

        As part of our Victorian day, Year 5 studied various aspects of school life. This involved learning about pupils’ experiences within a Victorian classroom. Did you know Bourne Abbey Primary used to be called Star Lane Primary during this time and originally opened in 1877? We used a primary source of information, the school’s log book, to study the lives of past pupils and gather information to compare to life today.

        We also used primary and secondary sources to study Victorian workhouses, looking for positives and negatives and then finished our day with a debate using the points researched. It was a thoroughly exhausting yet enjoyable day.


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