The last week before spring half term was Literacy Week at Sark School and the theme this year was the Victorians. The children studied Victorian authors and other prominent people of the era including Queen Victoria herself. On Friday the week ended with the staff and students spending a day in Victorian costume and those in Class Three saw their room transformed into a Victorian schoolroom. Gone were the computers and whiteboard and instead there were desks in single file and a blackboard for lessons. Teacher Amanda Grey also had a cane at hand for the day but tells me that she didn’t need to use it! In the afternoon friends and parents were invited to watch the assembly where the students revealed their week’s work. Class Two began with a presentation illustrated with lovely paintings on Charles Darwin and his various travels and discoveries that led to the Theory of Evolution. Class One have been enjoying the work of nonsense writer Edward Lear and recited from memory ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ as well as showing everyone the pea-green boat they have made. The older students explained their individual projects on notable Victorians such as Lewis Carroll, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Florence Nightingale and Jack Bateson and Leilani Chatterton showed a film they have made about Queen Victoria.
Pictures by Sue Daly, from left to right …
Class Two’s presentation on Charles Darwin
Class One recite the Owl and the Pussycat