The Victorian School of the Three Rs in Llangollen, North Wales is up for sale. On the Internet, of course. “The school recreates lessons in reading, writing and arithmetic in authentic style” for tourists, reports the BBC.
The school bills itself as “an experience not to be missed,” yet admits Victorian schooling could be brutal.
School was very different then, so you may find the teaching methods something of a shock. Discipline was rigidly enforced and many children suffered at the hands of teachers who were very free with the cane.
Children were punished for speaking Welsh, even though many knew no other language.
Via Erin O’Connor.
Also: The British House of Lords has rejected a ban on “smacking” (spanking) children. Corporal punishment that doesn’t cause “physical or mental harm” will be allowed.