The P1/2 class at Reston Primary School completed their topic on ‘Victorians’ by experiencing a ‘Victorian Day’.
The children came dressed in clothes that children would have worn over 100 years ago and, along with their class teacher, Miss Hayman, the children experienced a typical Victorian school day.
They enjoyed writing on slates with chalk, doing outdoor drills (PE), writing with ink pens, lining up according to height (boys in front), reciting verses, playing with Victorian toys during break time, as well as having snacks wrapped with paper and string.
To top a most fun-filled day off, the children then had a special visit from Queen Victoria and her bodyguard (grateful thanks to Val and Alan from Eyemouth)!
Queen Victoria explained how she celebrated Christmas and then each child was addressed to the Queen and she gave them all a Victorian penny.
Adults and children alike enjoyed the full Victorian experience.