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Children at Belmont School in Mill Hill experience Edwardian schooling
A Mill Hill primary school has celebrated the start of its centenary year with an Edwardian themed day.
Belmont School in The Ridgeway today held a 1912 Day to mark its 100th anniversary.
Children and staff wore clothes matching those that would have been worn in the year the school opened and all teachers carried a cane.
Teachers wrote with chalk on slate blackboards, and children undertook lessons in needlework and croquet.
As was typical in the Edwardian era the children took their lunch in silence and the choice of food was limited to bread and butter, pie and mash and cabbage.
During their break time the children played with marbles, conkers, hoola hoops and skipping ropes.
One family even arrived for school in a pony and trap.
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