Our Year two classmates found out more about Charles Dicken’s life when they spent a day in his former home, Gad’s Hill Place.
The six to seven-year-olds were excited to leave their modern purpose-built Kindergarten building and venture into the Victorian mansion, just a short stroll away, through the school grounds.
Now home to many Senior form and subject classrooms, the 239 year-old house features Dicken’s study, conservatory and kitchen. The children were fascinated to try the original dumb waiter and imagine what kind of dinners were served to the great author via it!
Year two teacher, Mr Mike Patey, said: “As part of our studies on the works of Dickens, the tour of Gad’s Hill Place really brought our History lessons to life.
“The children enjoyed exploring all the twists and turns of the old house and talked about how lucky they were to be learning in Dicken’s former home.”