From the classroom to the Castle

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A two-year project that has seen 1,600 children from 23 schools taken part has come to a close.

The Wisbech Heritage Education Project saw its last group of schoolchildren take part in the ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Victorian day on Wednesday at Wisbech Castle.

All Saints Academy March taking part in Heritage Education Project at Wisbech Castle

All Saints Academy March taking part in Heritage Education Project at Wisbech Castle

The children from All Saints Academy donned Victorian garb and spent the day learning what life would have been like for youngsters in the bygone era.

They did activities like baking pies, cleaning silverware and learning how to set a table correctly.

The Wisbech Heritage Education Project was a partnership project between Wisbech Library, Wisbech and Fenland Museum and Cambridgeshire Environmental Education Service. A Heritage Lottery grant of £50,000 made the scheme possible.

In addition to spending time at the Castle, pupils have been able to find out about the lives of real children who lived in Wisbech in Victorian times, using the resources available at the library.

All Saints Academy March taking part in Heritage Education Project at Wisbech Castle

All Saints Academy March taking part in Heritage Education Project at Wisbech Castle

All Saints Academy March taking part in Heritage Education Project at Wisbech Castle

All Saints Academy March taking part in Heritage Education Project at Wisbech Castle

All Saints Academy March taking part in Heritage Education Project at Wisbech Castle

All Saints Academy March taking part in Heritage Education Project at Wisbech Castle