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Edwardian day for pupils to mark Risley Avenue Primary School centenary
Pupils donned Edwardian costumes to celebrate the centenary of their Tottenham primary school yesterday.
Year 4 pupils and teachers from Risley Avenue Primary School in The Roundway visited Bruce Castle Museum to experience school as it was 100 years ago.
Headteacher Robert Singh carried a cane and spent the morning teaching children old-fashioned handwriting exercises.
He said: “The children just went along with it, it was fantastic. They all had to stand up when I walked into the classroom- it was quite interesting to see how the children acted to that kind of discipline.”
One child was sent out of the classroom to count bricks on the museum's walls after speaking out of turn.
Mr Singh said he was very impressed with how easily the children were able to use role play to pretend to be Edwardian pupils.
The school was built in 1912, but the first lessons were taught in February 1913. To celebrate, the school will organise a reunion for past teachers and students next year.
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