Our Programme

Our Schools Programme has been developed to provide children with an exciting way of engaging their young minds with history, and to encourage them to use their imaginations and creative thinking.

Through roleplay and object handling sessions, your pupils will be given the opportunity to explore and discover what life would have been like for children their age in the Victorian Era.

Our Schools Programme consists of three elements, each based on the National Curriculum and specifically tailored for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Special Educational Needs pupils.

The activities all take place in the building which served as the largest free school for poor or ‘ragged’ children from 1877 to 1908. The children are encouraged to come in costume, dressed as Victorian children (the more ragged, the better!).

Children enjoying a class at the Ragged School