Over the past two weeks the year one children have been learning about the local famous author George Eliot also known as Mary Ann Evans.
Their topic started with a visit from John and Viv from The George Eliot fellowship. John gave the children lots of information about the author as well as sharing pictures. He discussed the book ‘The Mill on the Floss’ that Mary had written which was based on the younger life of Mary and her brother. Viv came dressed as George Eliot wearing a replica dress of the one that she is wearing on the statue in town. Viv answered the children’s questions in role and the children very much enjoyed learning what Mary used to do when she was a little girl.
The second week saw all three classes venture on a Stagecoach bus to the museum and art gallery. The children got to dress up in Victorian clothing and looked at different items from the George Eliot era. They learnt a little more about Mary’s life and had the chance to ask some questions.
From all of this the children have created some lovely work which can be seen on displays in the classroom.