Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Howick Historical Village

Girls first please! The boys had to let the girls go first for our trip to Howick Historical Park. We were greeted by people dressed in 1800s clothes. The village had many different houses, shacks, schools, halls, stores and wells.

First, we experienced an 1850s school lesson from Mrs Mack. The children got to learn about the British Empire and how to write on a slate.

Next, we played outdoor games. All the games were handmade out of wood. We were pretty good on the stilts.

Last, we made delicious butter and sang a rhyme to go with it:

Come butter come
Tasha waits at the gate
Waiting for some butter cake
Come butter come

It was a great day of finding out how gold miners and their families lived in the 1800s.


  1. wow fantastic learning room 24 phillip was very proud he said he had a lot of fun and lot of learning. my husband and myself were proud of phillip he came home and starting talking about his trip. my son was very happy and proud of what he learned at the trip. great work.

    1. I'm glad you had so much fun Phillip! Great job coming first in quoits too... you have a steady throwing hand:)
      Mrs Tuck

  2. Great photos on the blog! Fantastic day for the kids, such a great trip! They learnt so much.