We had a fantastic time today, we loved New Lanark!

First we played with the toys children would have played with in New Lanark in the Victorian Times. We found them really tricky to master but we were resilient and kept trying. The hoop and stick game was the most popular (Mrs Bell has forgotten the Scottish name for this – the children might remember!)

Next we went on the Annie McLeod experience which took us on a fascinating journey of discovery into what life was like in New Lanark in 1820.

Then it was the highlight of the day for some – lunchtime! (We had been asking if it was nearly lunchtime since about 9am)

After that we went for a run around in an amazing adventure playground, the sun even shone for us.

Finally we had a look around the Victorian school room and watched a video about how Robert Owen changed history with his new ideas. We had a bit of a trek back up the hill to the bus – they will all sleep well tonight!

It was a pleasure taking the children on a trip – they were very well behaved and showed lots of enthusiasm. The lady who did the toy session with us commented on what a joy they were to work with

Here are some photos from our day:

Enjoy the rest of your week,

Love Mrs Bell and Miss Devonshire x

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