Kindergarten find out what it was like at school 100 years ago while visiting the Maclean Stone Cottage Museum.
Kindergarten find out what it was like at school 100 years ago while visiting the Maclean Stone Cottage Museum. Contributed

Maclean Little Joeys follow nan and pop’s footsteps

ON Friday, February 26, St Joseph's Primary Kindergarten students went on a walking excursion to Maclean's Stone Cottage Museum. Before the excursion they predicted what type of things they may see at the museum and became quite excited.

While at the museum Kindergarten loved looking at the costumes from times gone by, the replicated hospital, and old farm equipment. The cottage house fitted out the way it was when first built was also a highlight.

However, by far the favourite part of the excursion was being able to sit in a classroom just like their great grandparents had when they went to school a hundred years ago. Kindergarten thought it was very squashed and that the seats were uncomfortable but quite liked the lift up section of the desk as it had a little space to put your pencils underneath. The leather satchel was examined and compared with students current school bags. Kinder wondered how students would have known which brown bag was theirs 100 years ago if they all looked the same and how would they fit in all the things normally carried to school by students in 2016.

Kindergarten can't wait for Mrs Mullins and Mrs Bailey to take them to another special place because they had so much fun and learned a lot of interesting things for history.



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