Victorian School Day

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Loans Box : Victorian School Day

Key Stages 1/2

Subjects : History, Technology, Literacy

Victorian  schools were quite grim places, often with windows high up so that children could not see out. They were drab by modern standards, with very little on the walls except perhaps a stern text. Boys and girls generally were separated, having their own entrance and playground. Even though in smaller schools boys and girls were taught in the same classroom they would still sit separately. Some classes were very big, for example the British School in Hitchin has a classroom for 300 boys! Village schools would have had smaller classes, but often classes had a very wide age range.

Box Contents

Slates 28 small, 1 large
Slate Pencils 20
Dip Pens x 10
Inkwells x 10
Small ink bottle
Large ink bottle
Victorian penny x31 and halfpenny x11
Victorians – Creative History Activity Book + 20 images
Victorian School Day Teacher Resource Book
Sample copy book
Cloth to wipe slates
Finger stocks x 2 sets (to stop fidgeting)
Teacher’s leather strap
Skipping rope
Rope Quoit
Wooden Coat Hanger
7 copies of school rules in photocopiable white envelope
Book: You Wouldn’t want to be A Victorian Schoolchild
Book: My School
Book: School
Pack of replica documents – Popular Education 1700-1870 x2
Envelope of photocopiable resources+ classroom ideas
Royal (or Regal?) Primer
Stick of red sealing wax
Book: History From Photographs – School
Supplied Separately:
Back board (to sit up straight)*
Teachers’ Cane*
Tray to carry inkwells*
Large wooden ruler*
Teachers outfit: Skirt and Blouse, Jacket, Apron, Mop Cap (In the Tote Bag )*
            *Do not fit in the box, so supplied separately
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Loans Boxes for Educational purposes – Special Free Offer

These are on special offer from 1 January – 31 December 2022 (with grateful thanks to grant funding from the Children’s Trust and St Hilda’s Trust). All loans boxes for the purposes of education are available to borrow free of charge for a maximum period of two weeks by schools, childminders, regularly home schooled pupils and young people’s groups until 31 December 2022. Any one user or institution may borrow a maximum of 2 boxes at the same time.

Loans Boxes for any other (non-educational) purpose cost £15 inc. VAT for each two week period of hire Extended periods of hire may be agreed with Bailiffgate for an additional charge (please telephone on 01665 605847)

How to Book

Free and paid for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone on 01665 605847)·

  • Click on the calendar below to check the dates you want are available and reserve your two week period from Saturday to Saturday (please note if you exceed the 14 days it will not allow you to book)· Click on the ‘Sponsored or Not’ drop down to confirm whether you qualify for the free loans box or whether you need to pay the fee
  • Click on Book Now to complete your booking
  • Complete relevant details and Proceed to Checkout

Please note: All bookings run from Saturday to Saturday and users must collect and deliver the loans boxes back to Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery (open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm). Loans Boxes and any additional items not contained in the loans box must be returned by at least the stated return date. You may return them early but note we are not open on Mondays.  See our Terms and Conditions (and please ensure you read paragraph 12 which details terms and conditions for Loans Boxes).

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