This week in school is local history week. Year 3’s focus this week is looking at schools in Wickersley over the years.
Yesterday, we went on a short walk around the village. We plotted our route on maps of the area and jotted down any human/physical features that we saw.
Our walk included a stop off at the old Dame school. The story goes that the larger door was for the teacher and the smaller door for the children. When a child was too tall to enter through the small door, standing upright, then they were deemed ‘big enough’ for work.
We discussed whether we thought this was fair or not and thought about how schooling has changed in Wickersley.
Even the shortest children in Year 3 are too tall to pass through the small door. So parents, feel free to make your children work at home!