In the olden days…

October 5, 2023

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Our school building is very old, did you know it was built in 1935!!? We have been talking in class about what school life must have been like way back then. We found some very old roll books dating back to the 1930s and some blackboard slates that the children use to write on.

Mrs Bouzzah, the Deputy Principal, came in to talk to us about what school was like when she was a little girl. She told us how she loved to get the job of collecting the coal outside and putting it into the class bucket. We were fascinated to learn that there was a REAL fire in Mrs Bouzzah’s classroom! Unfortunately, she couldn’t carry enough coal to heat the classroom, so the job was given to a stronger child. She still feels very sad about this. 
We were told how tough school life was back in the olden days. If you didn’t know the answer to any questions, the teacher got very cross and would even use a stick, called a cane, to smack your hand!!! We are very relieved that those things don’t happen anymore. 
We had a class vote and most of us would rather like school the way it is now than back then! 
 

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