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1 What do you think schools would have been like in Victorian times. Watch the clip and study this picture and think of 3 words to describe what life would have been like for Victorian school children.  Extension task: how bad was life? Rate it out of 5 and explain why  starter activity 

2 What were Victorian schools like? To find out how schools changed during the Victorian period To find out what life was like for an ordinary 13-year-old pupil  Aims

3 Improvements in education Dame schools – run by local women Dame schools – run by local women 1844, children working in factories given 6 ½ days schooling a week. Ragged schools set up to provide free education for orphans & poor children 1844, children working in factories given 6 ½ days schooling a week. Ragged schools set up to provide free education for orphans & poor children 1870, Forster Education Act, schools built to pro country 1870, Forster Education Act, schools built to pro country 1876, school became compulsory for children up the age of , school became compulsory for children up the age of , leaving age increased to , leaving age increased to , increased to , increased to , ‘schools pence’ abolished, free education for everyone introduced 1891, ‘schools pence’ abolished, free education for everyone introduced

4 The 3 R’s

5 Do you think the sorts of things boys learned was different from the girls?

6 Learning by rote – memorise these dates! Kings & Queens of England Kings & Queens of England George I ( ) George I ( ) George II ( ) George II ( ) George III ( ) George III ( ) George IV ( ) George IV ( ) William IV ( ) William IV ( ) Victoria ( ) Victoria ( )

7 Learning by rote Kings & Queens of England George I ( ) George II ( ) George III ( ) George IV ( ) William IV ( ) Victoria ( )

8 School log books Mr Egremont will give you a copy of his school’s log book. Read the information and note down 3 entries in your exercise books that shock or surprise you Mr Egremont will give you a copy of his school’s log book. Read the information and note down 3 entries in your exercise books that shock or surprise you

9 Punishments Which of the following was NOT a punishment recorded in Victorian schools? Which of the following was NOT a punishment recorded in Victorian schools? The cane The cane Tying a pupil to a desk Tying a pupil to a desk Hanging logs around a pupil’s neck Hanging logs around a pupil’s neck Putting a naughty pupil in a basket hanging from the roof Putting a naughty pupil in a basket hanging from the roof Wearing a dunce’s hat Wearing a dunce’s hat

10 They all were!

11 Writing materials Copy books for older pupils, using metal- nibbed pens dipped in ink pots Slates for everyone else What do you think the phrase ‘blotted your copy book’ means?

12  Your task You are a teacher at a Victorian school in Folkestone. Write a set of class rules & guidelines for your new pupils. Include the following: You are a teacher at a Victorian school in Folkestone. Write a set of class rules & guidelines for your new pupils. Include the following: Methods of teaching Methods of teaching Information about the sorts of lessons girls & boys will receive Information about the sorts of lessons girls & boys will receive What to expect to find in a typical classroom What to expect to find in a typical classroom Rules of behaviour, e.g. how to address your teacher, how to enter the class Rules of behaviour, e.g. how to address your teacher, how to enter the class Punishments Punishments

13  Homework Produce a prospectus for the Folkestone School for Girls in the Victorian age Produce a prospectus for the Folkestone School for Girls in the Victorian age Methods of teaching Methods of teaching Information about the sorts of lessons girls will receive Information about the sorts of lessons girls will receive What to expect to find in a typical classroom What to expect to find in a typical classroom Rules of behaviour, e.g. how to address your teacher, how to enter the class Rules of behaviour, e.g. how to address your teacher, how to enter the class Punishments Punishments

14  Extension task Do you think Victorian schools were better or worse than schools today? Do you think Victorian schools were better or worse than schools today?

15 Write your own set of class rules. Write your own set of class rules.

16 Plenary Plenary How did education improve during Victorian times How did education improve during Victorian times What different types of schools were there? What different types of schools were there? What did pupils study What did pupils study How strict were Victorian schools How strict were Victorian schools Do you think Victorian schools were better or worse than schools today? Do you think Victorian schools were better or worse than schools today?


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