We visited Wilderspin National School in Barton to experience life as Victorian children. In the morning we had lessons in a Victorian classroom. The teacher was very strict just like a real Victorian teacher. We had to stand up every time we answered a question and we had to call the teacher ma'am (short for madam). We used slates and pencils to practise our writing and children who slouched or used their left hand were punished. Before lunch we did a kind of PE lesson called 'drill'. Everyone had to stand in rows and copy the teacher. In the afternoon we made Christmas crackers because a Victorian man called Tom Smith invented them. We had a great day and it was fun to travel back in time but it was tough for Victorian children at school and we are glad we live in 2017.