Ash Class Toys Workshop by Banbury Museum – Feb 22

On Thursday Ash Class took part in a workshop on toys and life in the past delivered by Banbury Museum. This wonderful workshop introduced the children to chronology and life in the past through familiar themes and allowed them to compare and contrast their life now with that of the past.

The children had a chance to play with real and replica toys from the 1800s to the present day and had a go at playing popular childhood games from the past. They dressed-up in Victorian clothes, the girls in long dresses and aprons, the boys in waistcoats, jackets and caps.

Then everyone put their hands to hard work, washing and ironing clothes, using a dolly peg and a washing tub, a mangle and finally a very heavy iron. What a busy morning!

The children had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed this experience.