Our Victorian School Logbook

Stretton Handley School Victorian Logbook“Richard Wilson threw a stone in coming to school this morning & killed a chicken, which he brought in his pocket to school. I took it from him and told him how very wrong it was & also of the danger of throwing stones.” – July 6th, 1882

Stretton Handley Primary School holds 4 logbooks which span the period 1875 to the present day. Volume I provides an intriguing insight into the educational system during the latter half of the Victorian era.

This entire volume has been digitized and parts of it have been transcribed and catalogued by Year 5 and 6 children as part of their studies on Victorians. Select an area of interest on the book below to discover what they found out about Victorian school life.

Victorian School Life

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