Fun facts about victorian schools

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The Vile Victorians by Terry Deary

Horrible Histories - History with the nasty bits left in! The Vile Victorians gives you all the terrible truth about revolting events affecting everyone not so very long ago - from the vile Victorian queen herself, to some vicious Victorian villains. Want to know: When the first public loo was flushed? Who had a gruesome glass eye for every occasion? What vile Victorians called their children? read on to find some nasty facts about cruel careers for kids. Rotten school rules for teachers, school dinners even worse than todays and a gory and gruesome guide to vile Victorian death! History has never been so horrible!
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Top 10 Disturbing Facts About Victorian England

One of the good things you could say about the Victorian era it was that they started to place value on a good education. Early on in the Victorian era, there were very few kids that ever attended school at all.
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Life in the Victorian era

The time when Queen Victoria reigned is called the Victorian era or Victorian age. She was queen from to , and a lot of things happened in Britain during that time. During the 64 years that Queen Victoria was on the throne, Britain was also going through the Industrial Revolution. Machines for factories were invented that could make things quickly, like textiles — so, there were more textiles around to sell, and more people who wanted to buy them. With the invention of the steam train, the textiles could get to places further away than before. Life in the Victorian era changed very quickly for a lot of people, and cities became busier and more crowded. When the Victorian era began, Britain was going through the Industrial Revolution.

In , the government awarded grants of money to schools. Not everyone who ran the schools were able to read themselves.
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Head back in time to when Britain became the most powerful empire in world history…

It is remembered as a time of exciting discoveries, inventions and exploration following the Industrial Revolution. Queen Victoria was even crowned Empress of India! Today, we look back at empire differently to how it was viewed at the time. Native people were often treated unfairly by the invading British and tensions ran high. Over time, the empire broke down and gradually, countries gained independence. In , an engineer named Henry Bessemer invented a new method for turning iron into steel making it possible to build ships, bridges and other structures on a scale like never before! Before trains, the fastest mode of transport was horses — all aboard!

Even very young children had to work if their family needed them to. However, life had improved a lot for people by the end of the Victorian era. Laws were put in place that made working conditions a bit better in factories and mines, and that stopped young children from working by requiring them to go to school instead. More people were living in cities, but hygiene and sanitation was more important thanks to people like Florence Nightingale. Plus, the Victorians started the Christmas traditions like sending cards and decorating trees that we know and enjoy today! Victorian inventions like the steam engine and innovations like steel-making led to machines being made that could produce lots of the same thing at once.

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  1. Victorian Schools Facts for Children When Queen Victoria initially came to the throne schools were for the rich. The intiial three were seen as the most important areas of education at the time and a vast majority of school time involved the.

  2. In a law was passed making it compulsory for every child in Britain between the ages of 5 and 10 to attend school.

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