Year 3 Local History Week

Today, we have found a little part of history within our school grounds!

This datestone was originally from the National school in Wickersley, which opened in 1855. The National School was located where the doctors is now.

We have been looking at old photographs, maps and reports to find out about life in the National school and how it compares with our school today.

We found out that life in the National School was very different. Attendance was really poor and so was the quality of education. Many parents chose to send their children to Whiston school instead! The school was overcrowded and did not even have running water.