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Victorian school days
 
  Trying to teach the young Victorians  
 

The children of the poor did not go to school at all in the early years of Queen Victoria's reign. They went out to work as soon Engraving of country girlas they were old enough to help bring in money to feed the family.

The children of the wealthier landowners and businessmen were taught at home or sent to local private schools.
By the end of the Victorian age free schools had been set up and all children had to go to school.

Find out more about some local schools from the menu below...

I'm not going to school.
It's a nice day today !
 
At school in the hills
 
 
Worries about health at school
 
 
Teacher gets in a fight
 
 
Galloping past the school
 
 
Not at school today
 
 
Education for poor children
 
 
Learning to be cold and wet
 
 
An old problem, still around
 
 
Bad behaviour - also still around
 
 
A very famous vicar calls
 
 
- and so does a big bird !
 
     
 

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