Hard graft: school the Victorian way!

Purlwell Infant School children have been learning about the Victorian times so they dressed as Victorian children and cooked they're own vegetable soup. Ben Wrightson the chimney sweep. (d13091153)
Purlwell Infant School children have been learning about the Victorian times so they dressed as Victorian children and cooked they're own vegetable soup. Ben Wrightson the chimney sweep. (d13091153)
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polishing brass, scrubbing washboards and peeling vegetables were all in a day’s work for pupils at Purlwell School, Batley.

Year two classes stepped back in time to see what life would be like in 1865, making vegetable soup and baking their own scones so that Lady Purlwell – played by the school’s bursar Ruth King – would pay for them to attend school.

After a morning of hard work, the children prepared for an afternoon of coal drawing and writing on chalk boards.

Teacher Amy Boynton said: “A few of the children said they would like to be Victorian, but only for a day!”