Victorian School Assembly
Victorian School Assembly Sample Text:
Yes, Mrs Joe Gargery in Great Expectations, was also rather fond of using this (strokes cane fondly) on Kip – She called it her ‘Tickler’ (bursts out laughing – kids remain grim-faced). (Pauses) Yes, he really did write a Dickens of a lot of books (falls about laughing – nobody else joins in). (Tuts) Hmm, 15 wonderful novels in all. The day I see you lot put in that amount of work! He tried very hard to make his readers aware of such things as cruelty to children in factories, mines, prisons and .. school (quickly hides away her own cane). He knew what it was like because he’d had to work in a factory, covering and pasting labels on pots. And he’d had to visit his own family in prison when his father got into debt. And he’d roamed the streets and mixed with pickpockets (looking at Artful Dodger) – yes, you! – like in Oliver Twist.
Child 14(squirming in seat): Please, Miss. I need to go somewhere!
Teacher (Tuts):Lucky for you a Mr. Joseph Bazalgette built such a fine sewage system underground right here in London.
Child 14: Permission to visit it ..urgently!
Child 15: (hand up eagerly to gain attention) Ooh, Miss, I can tell you something else about loos…
Child 14: Oh No!
Child 15: The first public loo Opened in London in 1852 Needing 2 p pieces instead of just one It wasn’t much funThe poor didn’t have the dosh So you could only go if you were posh! In a month it was closed So ..
Child 14 (shrieking) Enough! I’ll pay anything! (dashes off stage).
8. Unit 11 Victorian School Assembly
(i) Royal Family
(ii) Workhouse conditions
(iii) Factory conditions
(iv) Housing/working/living conditions of the poor
(v) Plight of chimney sweeps
(vi) Famous people
– Isambard Kingdom Brunel
– Charles Darwin
– Dr. Livingstone
– Florence Nightingale
– Charles Dickens
– Joseph Bazalgette
– Alexander Graham Bell
– George Stephenson
– Sir Robert Peel
– Sir Sherlock Holmes
– Jack the Ripper
1. All Things Bright and Beautiful – hymn
2. Nellie music
3. Food Glorious Food – from ‘Oliver’
4. Chimchiminee – from ‘Mary Poppins’
5.Who let the Dogs out – The Bow Wow Men
6. I’m and Ape Man – Kinks
7. Theme music from East Enders
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