Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

21st Century Class Goes Old School

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

21st Century Class Goes Old School

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AH, that famous adage that school days are the best days of your life. And we might each think that our own era was the best of the lot - in terms of the classes, dinners, toys, uniform, technology, discos and playtimes, but now a group of 21st century pupils and teachers have agreed to take on an epic time-travelling experiment, and put themselves through school in seven iconic eras.

Everything will be authentic to the time, from what they wore and ate to what they studied. And they're starting way back in 1895, the year when the government first introduced secondary school for all.

They're put through what Victorian kids would have experienced - minus the caning and being sent up chimneys. But they do still have to work for several hours a day on top of lessons, on a diet of bread and dripping. …

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