Judges’ Lodgings

Oakenclough Class enjoyed a trip to Judges’ Lodgings, in Lancaster.

Judges’ Lodgings dates back nearly 400 years on a site that has been at the centre of Lancaster’s history for nearly 2000 years. The children immersed themselves in history, when they were able to experience what school was like in the Victorian era.

They saw real artifacts such as a cane and dunce’s hat. In addition they experienced using chalk boards and sat at victorian desks, to really contextualise their learning. Furthermore, they were able to see what life was like in Victorian households, they could gain an understanding of how different day to day life was then compared to now . 

The children asked lots of interesting questions to our tour guide, which was wonderful.