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Open Weekend to mark 25-years of authentic Victorian school




A Victorian schoolmistress will be celebrating 25-years of service with a special Open Weekend.

Great Cressingham Victorian School, which allows schoolchildren to experience authentic history lessons in a real Victorian classroom, will host the event this weekend.

Running from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, the Open Weekend is free entry for members of the public.

Sally North, headmistress at the school said: "I plan to celebrate my quarter century as a Victorian Schoolmistress with the chance for scholars young and old to imbibe the atmosphere of a Victorian classroom and lesson, and also to enjoy my small museum of childhood .

"There will be Victorian Sports Competitions, e.g. Hoop Bowling, Top Spinning, Marble Rolling, Ninepins and Skipping."

Great Cressingham Victorian School will host an Open Weekend. Picture: Ian Burt
Great Cressingham Victorian School will host an Open Weekend. Picture: Ian Burt

Prizes of Victorian Pennies and Lemon Sherbet will be awarded to the winners of the competition.

Victorian sponge cake and drinks will also be served for those attending.

Donations will go towards Unicef school projects.

Great Cressingham Victorian School was built in 1840. It was acquired by Sally North in 1992 and restored as a museum learning environment.

Sally has run the school as headmistress since 1994.



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