We can offer:
. An authentic village schoolroom, opened in 1848, closed in 1913 and still almost unchanged, with some of the original desks, slates, coal fires and oil lamps.
. A present day class of 30 pupils can have a first-hand experience of Victorian education, in costume and in role. The day is run by ‘Miss Elisabeth Squire’, the Sevington schoolmistress and her sister ‘Miss Hannah Squire’.
. Most schools arrive around 10.00am and leave at 2.00pm but every visit is tailored to meet the requirements of the particular group.
For adults (minimum 8)
. Miss Squire and her sister Miss Hannah are at home to visitors by appointment.
. You will be shown round the schoolroom where Miss Squire will give you a sample of her teaching methods and you can explore the treasures on show. The visit includes a tour of the kitchen, washhouse and garden, before taking tea with the sisters in the parlour.
. This unique experience costs just £5 per person
. For further details please contact the adult bookings secretary on 01225 755713.