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 other examples of primary sources of information, maps of Bourne, in order to show the land use in 1881 compared with that of today. This demonstrated the significant changes Bourne has undertaken since the Victorian times.