We do like to be beside the seaside

Lizzie Barka, from Off the Page, with pupils from Seathorne Primary School
Lizzie Barka, from Off the Page, with pupils from Seathorne Primary School

Souvenirs sold like hot cakes and the pier packed with crowds as the sights and sounds of the Victorian seaside were re-created at a Skegness school.

Pupils got into the spirit of days gone by during a the practical history event at Seathorne Primary.

Children learnt about how previous generations liked to spend their holidays before enthusiastically taking part in role plays.

The practical history day was organised by the ‘Off The Page’ teaching group to help show pupils how life was lived in the past.

The Year 2 pupils created a pier through the middle of the classroom and played characters from the Victorian seaside. The group took part in games, made souvenirs and manned stalls.

Lizzie Barka, from ‘Off the Page,’ said: “We hope to increase an understanding of what life was like in the past with reference to what is on the history curriculum. Pupils are learning about the seaside and when it first became popular and up to present day. They were so interested in telling us what they know and the support from the parents for these days is fantastic.”