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Year 6 Visit St Mark’s Church To Explore Victorian Times

24 Jan

Year 6 enjoyed a trip out in the sunshine on Monday 17 January to St Mark’s Church in Bilton.

The children are studying the Victorians in History, exploring what life was like locally in Victorian times.

They discovered that there was much to be learnt from the gravestones in the churchyard as they gathered information in their survey. They tallied up the names, ages and dates of death, and tried to work out some of the stories behind the timelines. Interesting observations were made about the size of families, the common surnames, the young age of deaths and the number of children who died.

The churchyard was an oasis of calm, full of wildlife, on a cold winter’s afternoon and the children behaved beautifully. They will now review all the data they collected back in the classroom.