VISITORS to Church Broughton C of E Primary School were taken back in time when the site became a place of learning of a very different sort.
The Main Street school was transformed into a museum for just one day, as youngsters invited members of the public to step back into the history of the village and the school itself.
All 100 pupils took part in the project, which was organised to mark the 40th anniversary of when the school was built to replace the old building.
Maggie Zimmermann, who teaches in years five and six and also coordinated the project, said: “One class decided to turn their whole classroom into a farm, another group made a model of the village, and in another class, the children went off and did their own research and presented it through a drama.
“They all decided what they wanted to look at and how they wanted to do it. They’ve absolutely loved it, and have not wanted to go home at the end of the day.”
There was also a model of a maypole, a display of photographs, and quizzes based on the history of the village.
Some of the pupils dressed up in outfits similar to those worn in the Victorian period.
Pupils of all ages have been working on the project since they returned to school after the summer holidays.
Head teacher Margot Davison said, “It has been wonderful to see such a buzz of activity and to see the children so motivated to carry out their own research and produce such creative displays.”