Back to Victorian times for Exmouth youngsters

PUBLISHED: 15:44 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:14 31 October 2017

Victorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2919. Picture: Terry Ife

Victorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2919. Picture: Terry Ife

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Pupils from Bassets Farm Primary School, Exmouth, have spent a day as in Victorian times as part of their ‘learning journey’.

Victorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2921. Picture: Terry IfeVictorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2921. Picture: Terry Ife

Pupils from an Exmouth primary school found out what life was like for their Victorian counterparts.

Youngsters of all ages at Bassetts Farm Primary School have been taking part in a typical Victorian day.

Pupils came to school dressed in typical dress for the era and taken part in different classes to learn how children in Victorian Exmouth would have been taught.

Victorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2923. Picture: Terry IfeVictorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2923. Picture: Terry Ife

This included some of the older children being separated into boys and girls classes. There was even a Victorian-style dinner served at lunch.

Victorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2924. Picture: Terry IfeVictorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2924. Picture: Terry Ife

The day was arranged as a way to launch the ‘learning journey’ they will be going on called ‘Long, Long Time Ago’.

Head teacher Sarah Bennett is delighted with how the pupils took to the day.

She added: “Every child has come in and entered into the spirit of it - I think they enjoyed it as a one off.”

Victorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2929. Picture: Terry IfeVictorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2929. Picture: Terry Ife

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Victorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2942. Picture: Terry IfeVictorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2942. Picture: Terry Ife

Victorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2943. Picture: Terry IfeVictorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2943. Picture: Terry Ife

Victorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2944. Picture: Terry IfeVictorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2944. Picture: Terry Ife

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Victorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2950. Picture: Terry IfeVictorian day at Bassetts Farm school. Ref exe 44 17TI 2950. Picture: Terry Ife

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