Victorian Prison Life!
Thursday 12th March 2020
Today, we came into the classroom and had to the most boring tasks, such as counting string and standing up and sitting down – in complete silence! We later learnt that this was to represent the monotonous tasks Victorian prisoners did day in and day out in order to earn their meals and as a form of punishment.
Before we found out the reasons for having to complete these activities, we said:
“It was so boring.”
“I found it a really tiresome activity.”
“It was pointless.”
“I thought it felt like a punishment.”
“I had to really concentrate hard and it was confusing.”
We are using this experience to write our diary entries as a day in the life of a Victorian prisoner!