Year 5 – Chiltern Open Air Museum Trip
Year 5 visited the Chiltern Open Air Museum this week. They attended "Victorian Life" school workshops and learnt about how the Victorians lived in the South East of England.
The Museum is home to many original Victorian buildings. Children stepped back in time as soon as they arrived at the museum. They visited Victorian farm buildings, cottages, compared the kitchen in the home of a farm labourer with the kitchen of a wealthier family and heard the organ playing inside a Victorian tin chapel. Children cooked griddle scones inside the farm labourer’s kitchen, they visited the Toll House keeper’s wife to learn how she made rag rugs and experienced life as a Victorian pupil.
It was a fantastic place to visit and gave the Year 5 children real insight into life in Victorian Britain.