Sunday, October 21, 2012

dress up

Today was "Victorian Day" at the British School.  All the kids in Thomas' class were invited to come dressed in typical Victorian clothing.

They have been learning about how children in Victorian times worked as chimney sweeps and in factories, and could be caned when they were bad.

I can't really imagine why the British system thinks its important for first graders to know this kind of thing.  Maybe it is just hearkening back to a time of Empire-- I think Great Britain pretty much ran the show during the Victorian era?

In that case, it would be like how Egyptian children spend all their time learning about the Prophet and the Arab conquest in the 6th, 7th, 8th century. 

Meanwhile, Emmett is celebrating American super-heroes, as he should.


Kath. said...

Ah, a chimney sweep. just ask cousin Elsie all about those chimney sweeps in the Mary Poppins plays on Broadway.
What are the names of the kids in Thomas's class and is one of them blind or is that a cane from the caning ?

Ted Coats said...

I think Thomas should dress this way all the time. That kid in the superman costume doesn't look like Emmett. Are you sure that's him?

Tatty said...

yeah that kid doesn't look like Emmett.
and there was also a fraud here about Emmett riding a motorcycle this summer

William Bradford said...

Great Britain's sense of running the show never impressed me.