Test Valley School welcomed many Year 4 pupils from our local primary schools to come and experience Humanities and Sports workshops. The day was packed with various activities for the pupils to enjoy, with some help from our Year 9 pupils.
In the Humanities workshop pupils were asked to search through contemporary 1851 newspapers which showed the items at the Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace, London. This event was a showcase of modern technology put on by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. The pupils had to find adverts in the newspapers for items such as beds, curtains, machines and home decorations to receive pictures of the items used in their poster displays called: “What was on show at the Great Exhibition of 1851?” They decorated their posters with lots of items.