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St John's Girls' go back(!) to school....

Monday, 6th August 2012

St John's Girls' go back(!) to school....

Time to explore....  

  • St John's Girls' go back(!) to school....Time to explore....
  • St John's Girls' go back(!) to school....What was that for????

They arrived as 2012 Year 8 students but soon changed.....into.....girls with bonnets from the 1880s and into Miss Grey's classroom!! Sitting through recitation, hand-writing, arithmetic and spelling the girls coped extremely well!

Then it was off to explore the museum and the array of things from the past...what was your favourite thing? could you have lived without electricity?

Lastly, the girls walked through the Chinese village and felt just how COLD it was for these miners. What were some of the common building materials the miners used? How were these huts different from your house!!?

We hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to hearing about your visit on this blog!

Comments (4)

I had a really enjoyable time. I really liked dressing up for the classroom. I loved the fact that it looked and felt like a real 1800s classroom. The teacher Miss Grey kept a straight face the whole time! I also enjoyed the chinese settlement, I found it sad that most of the chinese miners didn't return home. Thank you for a great time.

By: Caitin Boyle on Monday, 13th August 2012 @ 09:16:40

I had a great time.
It was fun in the classroom because the teacher was such a good actor , and it was so realistic! the chinese village was very origonal.and i would like to go back again one day!

By: Julia Broughton on Monday, 13th August 2012 @ 09:16:52

It was really interesting to witness what it would've been like for the girls who went to school in the 1800s. There is no way i could've of lived without electricity!!!! The Chinese miners lived in extremely cold conditions, there is no way i could've survived more than one night!!!! The huts were extremely well made considering the lack of materials. I loved my time at the museum and would happily come back!! Thankyou!!

By: Renee Baird on Monday, 13th August 2012 @ 09:17:12

I had great fun at the Museum when I went to the old Chinese huts. Thank you for showing us what a long drop is.

By: Jessica on Tuesday, 20th November 2012 @ 10:47:45