Year One had a fantastic time at Beamish this week and luckily, the rain stayed away all day!

The children were thrilled to be going on a coach at last and after an immensely exciting  bus journey,  we arrived at Beamish. We tried to visit as many places at Beamish as possible. We started off by riding on the tram.  We all had to hold on tightly and listen to the conductor ring the bell before we set off.  The ride was very rickety!  Next, the children enjoyed the farm.  We saw sheep and ducks, swimming in the pond.  We talked about the allotment and the different plants we saw growing.

We also 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 “Ma’am” at all times.  We played “Grandmother’s Footsteps” in the playground first and then we went inside the classroom.  Everyone had to sit on wooden benches and read letters 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.

In the afternoon, we even had time to visit the Victorian town.  We visited the drapery and the food store,  the bakery and the chemist.  The smells in the bakery were simply divine and the children also had the opportunity to see  the enormous bread mixer in action!

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.

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