Saturday, 24 April 2010

23rd April

23rd April 2010

St Georges day.
Class 2 celebrated St Georges day as part of their topic 'Heroes and Monsters'. All children could come to school either as a knight, princess or dressed in England sports wear or just red and white clothes. This alone sends them into a crazed mob and you don't get much out of them when it's a none uniform day!

We had lots of activities set up to do, such as, making strawberry jam sandwiches on white bread, making tissue paper rose corsages, draw a dragon, construct a shield and my activity was to make a giant dragon.
First they helped me tape paper straws together and I built the frame.

Then the children pasted glue onto large pieces of tissue paper.

Then this covers the frame. We didn't get it finished but when it is I will post a photo of it. The children had such a great time, and went home at the end of the day knowing a lot more about their Patron Saint of England.
23rd April 1904
Today at 3.15pm the scholars were taken (in charge of the whole staff) up the hill, to Moy Hill Farm, Mr C Fairbank having invited them to take part in the Annual "Swailing".
Swailing is when fires are lit on the moors to burn off dead vegetation to allow new growth. Mixing children and fires, I don't think, would get passed the Health and Safety Regulations these days!

Friday, 2 April 2010

What's it all about?

This blog follows the life of my Primary school through each day from the late 19th century to the present day.

I have been given the school log book and been asked to transfer the diary onto disk. It starts in September 1898 and finishes July 1947. I will use this and also compare it to the life in school at the moment.
I will post about the the school activities that are happening now and see what the school children were doing on the same day in a different year all the way back to the 1890's.