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Mrs Sargood Incursion

on August 21, 2017

    On Friday, the 11th August, Mrs Sargood came to our school to help us learn about the past.

    First we walked over to the Italian room, and to our surprise, we saw a lady dressed up in old fashioned clothes ringing a giant, gold, antique bell. She asked us to line up in rows of girls and boys and then she checked to see if our hands were clean. We then entered the Italian room.

    Next Mrs Sargood showed us pictures of life in the olden days. She had some black and white photographs of her many children. Her sons looked like girls because in the past boys wore dresses until they were much older. She also told us that her children were much too special to go to school so she taught them at home.

    Then Mrs Sargood told us a little bit about what school was like for children in the 1900s. She showed us what would happen if a child misbehaved. Mrs Sargood then chose a student to pretend that she was a boy who had done something wrong at school. She pulled out a cane and pretended to hit the student across their knuckles. Mrs Sargood told us that boys were hit across the knuckles and girls across the palms of their hands when they misbehaved.

    Last of all Mrs Sargood showed us how to write using a fountain pen with ink. We then all had a chance to practise writing like students from the past. After we finished writing, Mrs Sargood rang the bell and said class was dismissed. We then bowed and cursteyed to Mrs Sargood and went out to play. We had so much fun learning and experiencing school life in the past.

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