Y5 Victorian Evening - 21st November 2007
Y5 hosted a very successful Victorian evening, inviting parents and grandparents to sample life in the 19th Century.
On arrival, we were greeted by excited Victorian children, welcoming us to an evening of intrigue and elegance.
In the Drawing Room, pupils were waiting to sketch portraits in silhouette.
A variety of handicrafts were being made in Mrs Doyle’s room. Visitors could create a kaleidoscope, sew a sampler, fold paper to make a gift box or make a corn dolly.
In the Parlour, there was a tempting selection of Victorian food to try – dainty cucumber sandwiches, steaming oxtail soup, buttered scones and Victoria sponge.
While adults sipped cups of tea, children drank ginger beer and traditional lemonade.
Victorian wooden toys were on display in Mr Talbot’s room. Many children took up the challenge of making a somersaulting acrobat or a spinning top.
The Music Room was host to an evening of delightful Victorian entertainment, beginning with a dance by Y5 girls. This was followed by a spine-chilling performance of the tale of Dr Crippen.
The corridor outside Y5 had been used to recreate the atmosphere of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Many wonderful inventions were on display, from a stamping machine, to a gift-wrapping machine, to a Wow box. It was obvious that a lot of thought and effort had gone into creating these masterpieces.