Students took a trip back in time to Charles Dickens’ world

Beyond the Curriculum students visited Dickens’ World, in Kent, for an insight into Dickensian England.

They were able to compare the rights and responsibilities of people living then and how different it was to today’s society.

Nathan Gilderson, from education consultancy Twenty-Twenty Learning, said: “As soon as they set foot on the premises, an actor portraying a young Dickensian man, complete with costume and cockney accent, introduced himself as the tour guide.

“Students were shown around the streets of Dickens’ World and given a real insight into the sights, sounds and smells of Dickensian England.”

Students took part in a re-enactment of Sweeney Todd’s barbershop as well as being sent out of a classroom for calling out of turn – children were to be seen and not heard in Victorian England!

The Beyond the Curriculum programme has already seen students complete the controlled assessment of their citizenship GCSE, where they had to give a presentation to parents, as well as a written assessment. They will sit an exam this month.