The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
01202 882533 firstname.lastname@example.org
House & Garden Opening Times:
4 Nov - 21 Dec (closed 11-12 Nov) 2013
Mon - Sat 10:30am - 3:30pm
31 July - 31 October 2011
Times tables, Shakespeare, the nativity play or chemistry experiments, everyone has memories of the classroom.
School provides the building blocks on which our lives develop, helping us to understand the world around us and our place within it. Over the years education, which was originally provided for the wealthy, has become accessible to all.
It is 100 years since the Council School for boys (now Wimborne First School) first opened its gates. With school accommodation in the town under increasing pressure, it was decided to build a new school for the boys just off West Borough at a cost of over £3,000.
The exhibition takes a look at the school day, from the school bell to playground games. Visitors can also discover extra-curricular activities, for example sport and drama, and awards and achievements. At Ferndown Council School medals and certificates were awarded for regular and punctual attendance, and football and cricket were played on the Common. Walking to school was the norm and a camping trip in the summer holidays meant a horse and cart ride to the station, and the excitement of a train ride to Swanage.
The Priest's House Museum & Garden | 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
Tel: 01202 882533 | Email: email@example.com
The Priest's House Museum Trust - A Company incorporated in England & Wales with limited liability - Registered No. 3488337
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