Ten years ago ... School goes back to the Victorian era for 150th anniversary

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Pupils went back in time at Spilsby Primary School 10 years ago to mark the school’s 150th anniversary.

The school opened in 1859 and pupils were treated to a Victorian-themed day of school life and activities.

Headteacher Jo Spriggs said: “The children came in Victorian dress and staff got involved too. We had a Victorian assembly with Bible readings and hand inspections before saying our prayers.”

A number of Victorian artefacts were on display and some of the younger children sat in rows for handwriting lessons before recreating games from the Victorian era, maypole dancing and artwork.