The Victorians by aishah

The Victorian era was when Queen Victoria was on the throne on 1837, when there was no electricity, no cars and no gadgets. Queen Victoria was only 18 when she became queen. I am interested in the Victorians because it shows you can live with no new technology and its interesting to find out what they used and how they coped.

Some Victorian schools are still here today

Schools were not free until 1891, until then children had to pay to go to school. Queen Victoria's reign brought many improvements to the education even for the poor. They actually went to school for 8 HOURS!

learning is essential to a normal life

There were only a few girl schools which taught girls skills they would need to run a home and mix with other children children from their social class. Some working class children were taught to read, write and do simple maths.

these are old victorian dolls

Poor families made their own toys such as cloth -peg dolls and paper wind mills. Rich girls played with dolls and tea sets whilst boys played with toy soldiers and marbles. Sunday was a day when most children had spare time however they could not play with with there toys .They went to church and could only play with toys that had a religious connection.

This is a boy working

What jobs did working children do? Chimney sweep, factory work, scare the birds from the fields and more. Famillies got no money unless they worked, and most people thought work was good for children. Most children started to work when they were 5, like the age when you go school today.They went to work as soon as they were big enough. Some children worked at home.

  • Sources I've used :
  • bbc/primary/history/victorians
  • Victorian britain by Jane Shutter

To complete this reading text I retrieved and collated information from a wide range of sources and took information that I understood from a range of texts.


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