A taste of Victorian life for pupils

CHILDREN at the Spinning Infants School in Ramsey celebrated 100 years of their school building with a Victorian Day. Although Queen Victoria died in 1901 (six years before the building was opened as a grammar school), children got a taste of the era. Chi

CHILDREN at the Spinning Infants School in Ramsey celebrated 100 years of their school building with a Victorian Day.

Although Queen Victoria died in 1901 (six years before the building was opened as a grammar school), children got a taste of the era.

Children had a lesson in a Victorian classroom at Ramsey Rural Museum where they were made to recite their alphabet and their times tables - and to touch their toes in an old-fashioned PE lesson.

Patsy Barrett, acting deputy head, said: "They had a regimented morning. A couple of the children were scared to begin with but they knew it was just play."

The school's parents' association took sepia-tinted pictures of the youngsters and after a hand-held bell was rung, they played with hoops, marbles and conkers.