On 18th May the boys in Year 1 enjoyed an exciting and stimulating day of hands on activities to enhance their understanding of the Victorian Seaside.
They began by sampling a range of seaside activities such as making postcards, decorating mugs, making miniature sailing boats, using shells to decorate small boxes and dressing up in Victorian beach clothing. When they returned to Orchard Hall in the afternoon, they found it set up as an old fashioned pier with amusement stalls for them to spend their old pennies (1d) on. Boys took turns to be exuberant stall holders, promoting their stalls by shouting words of encouragement to passers by, and to be customers paying 1d for the experience on each stall. The stalls included roll the penny, hook a duck, build a sandcastle, buy a souvenir and a very popular café in which boys could relax and be served tea and cakes in silver service style with a Squirrels twist! Everyone had a fantastic day and learnt a huge amount about the British seaside in the past.
Thank you to our parent helpers for their enthusiastic involvement and to Friends of Squirrels for generously funding the experience.