A Victorian's Day at St Michael's

A Victorian's Day at St Michael's

53 Year 6 pupils bravely took part in a mock surgery, to get an idea of how an amputation may have taken place in the 1800s. With instruments such as a mallet, rusty saw, bottle of gin and a book of prayer, it was clearly extremely painful!

We were delighted that our visiting pupils fully embraced the theme of the day by arriving in full Victorian costume. They really looked the part for their Victorian lesson, complete with blackboards and chalk for writing, an abacus for counting and a formidable-looking teacher, Mr Medhurst, with cape, mortar board and cane (for decoration purposes only!). They studied the true story of a 12 year old boy who was jailed for stealing a rabbit, using sources of the time to discover what happened to him.

We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and were delighted that St Michael's Prep were able to join us.