Girls and boys learned together in primary schools, but were separated in secondary schools. Boys learned technology: woodwork, maths and technical drawing, to help with work in factories, workshops or the army when they grew up. Girls sent away to be trained as governesses were not much better off, as you can learn from reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. For parties, lots of little Victorian girls wore red cloaks - perhaps because Little Red Riding Hood was a favourite nursery story. Children at boarding school were given horrid-tasting medicines such as brimstone and treacle. If a child felt ill, the teacher might buy a cheap potion such as James Morrison's Universal Pill - said to cure every ailment! In class, children learned lots of lessons by heart - such as poems and their times tables. One rather unusual punishment was being sent to sit in the 'coal-hole' - where coal for the school fire was stored! This was a group of workers in the countryside, doing jobs like weeding, sowing seeds, and harvesting crops.
Temperance organization which tried to stop people, especially children, from drinking alcohol. A school run in her home by an elderly woman, known as a dame, where children were taught basic reading and writing. A group of men who travelled around Britain to investigate the working conditions of children in both factories and mines.


Boys' schools, started in the Middle Ages as an alternative to Church schools and giving free education to some boys. The era of rapid and great change in industry and manufacturing with the growth of factories, beginning in the late 1700s.
These were pieces of slate (like a flat stone), sometimes set inside a wooden frame, used for writing - with a special slate pencil. Disease causing fever and, in those who did not die from it, leaving 'pockmarks' on the skin.
Place where people without means of support (usually the very poor, young and elderly) were sent to live; they got a food and a bed in return for work.
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The first good girls' schools were started in Victorian times, such as the North London Collegiate School (1850). They knew about measures we no longer use such as poles, perches, rods, chains and furlongs. He had bread and butter, with watery milk, for breakfast; for dinner, a lumpy pudding the boys called 'stickjaw' with burnt meat and hard potatoes. In Victorian times, coal heated homes and provided steam power for machines, trains and ships. Browse around to find thousands of Stock Images that you can use in your projects or designs!


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