What an exciting day we have had at Beamish today. The children were thrilled to be going on a school trip at last and luckily the sun was shining all day too. After an immensely exciting bus journey, we arrived at Beamish and first of all we went to the farm. We saw horses, ducks, turkeys and an enormous pig. We talked about the allotment and the different plants we saw growing.
Next we visited the Victorian school room. It was so different to our school. The children had to line up in a separate line for boys and girls and we had to call the teacher “Miss” at all times. We played “What’s the Time Mr Wolf” in the playground first and then we went inside the classroom. Everyone had to sit on wooden benches and read words from a chalkboard to the teacher. We even had a go at writing them down. The teacher was very strict and insisted that everyone should work in silence.
After lunch, we walked to the town and past the funfair. We visited the drapery and the food store. By the end of the day we were all exhausted but we had so much fun! It was just wonderful to see the smiles and hear laughing and chatter all day. The children were respectful and polite at all times and brilliantly behaved. They represented the school so well with members of the public around. Thanks also to the parent helpers who supported on the day.
Article 28 – We all have the right to a good quality education.