Students step back in time

Ketan Thacker, Jack Fielding, Brianna Holt, Kayla Hooley and Jackson Bond in historical clothing at Buckingham House. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d401729
Ketan Thacker, Jack Fielding, Brianna Holt, Kayla Hooley and Jackson Bond in historical clothing at Buckingham House. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d401729

Year 3 students dressed in clothes reminiscent of late 1800s fashion for the visit to the historical community centre.

Teacher Anthony Greco said the students got to try their hands at stitching on hessian cloth, baking damper, washing clothes in an old style laundry and milking a cow.

‘The students were immersed in history and the experiences reflected the work covered in class,’ he said.

‘On returning to school, the students took part in further experiences such as making a dolly peg doll, sketching artefacts from the 1800s and practising handwriting with ink.’