The children in Sambar and Taruca took a step back in time on Thursday when they were transported back to the 19th Century! Their visit to the Southwell Workhouse supported their current learning journey based on life in the workhouse during the Victorian Era.
Following in the footsteps of an actual pauper present in the workhouse in 1842, boys and girls were separated and dressed up as they would have been in that year. They were then led to meet the forbidding workhouse Master and his wife. After being guided around the building by the adult paupers who told them their duties and expectations, the children entered the school room to be taught the alphabet by the stern school teacher!
It was an incredible experience that enabled the children to fully appreciate the harsh reality of workhouse life.
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