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Victorian school days resources for teachers

What was it like being a Victorian child at school? Did they learn the same things as us? What did they dress like? What did they play in their breaks?   Here we have put together a selection of school objects and lesson books from The Judge's Lodging collection, along with notes to help you learn about them and suggestions of questions you might like to use in your classroom about them.

Click here to download a pdf pack of pictures, resources and notes

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Here are some links that you might like to try if you want to find out more about Victorian Schools:

BBC History for Primary Schools

Powys Digital History




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  • list arrowThere's nothing like a nice private shower!

    Having a shower in Victorian times meant a line of maids passing water up a ladder to the final one who poured it over your head whilst you stood in your metal frame or tent contraption - you can see one at Erdigg, an historic house near Wrexham, North Wales.


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