The Year 1 and 2 students had an exciting week recently when they explored how the lives of children have changed from the 1800’s to now.
The classes involved had an 1800’s activity morning where the students got to explore different activities that children of that era took part in. The students made peg dolls, wrote in old fashioned ‘fancy’ writing using ink pens, played games such as marbles and quoits from the olden days and created some woven baskets using their newly discovered weaving skills.
‘This is the best day ever!’ said one of the students, who sat busily creating her gorgeous peg doll. The students were all excitedly engaged throughout the activities, with many of them participating in experiences completely new to them.
The students also visited the Werribee Mansion that allowed them to gain an awareness of how life was different in the ‘days of old’ compared to how we live now. They toured the mansion and learnt how the owners would have used each room.
‘It was interesting to see how the washing was done and to have a go at doing it ourselves’ said a student on the way back to school.
All the students thoroughly enjoyed the activities and gained a greater appreciation of the modern ‘comforts’ of today.
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