Educational Benefits – The Curriculum for Excellence
A class Visit to the History of Education Centre (Victorian Schoolroom) can contribute to the Curriculum for Excellence in a number of ways.
Two Curriculum Areas relate to a visit:
- Social Studies
- and Technologies
A full description of the Experiences and Outcomes that can be achieved can be downloaded in this document.
Curriculum for Excellence Strand SOC-x-04a
People, past events and societies
P1: imaginative play will allow pupils to see how the lives of Victorian era school children were different from their own.
P2 to P4: pupils will be encouraged to compare aspects of their daily lives in the past with their own experience in the Victorian era schoolroom.
P5 to P7: pupils will be given the opportunity to compare and contrast Victorian era society with their own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences.
Teacher & Visitor Testimonials
“It was super! It gave the children a taste of school in Victorian times and demonstrated some of the jobs that they would have helped with at home.”
“Thanks for taking me back in time.”
“Brilliant-brings back some memories of school: the benches, blackboards, the strap!”
“Brought history to life”
“You have given us lots to think and talk about.”
“Bring back the good old days!”