Students learn about school life in the late 1800s

By David Phillips

Spring Valley Tribune

 

About 32 children got a chance to experience school as it was held in the past during the Eliza Jane One Room School Days program offered by the Spring Valley Historical Society.

The students, ages 6 to 12 and most of them dressed in clothing of the era, got to experience life of the late 1800s in a one-room school with no computers, calculators or other modern gadgets during the week of July 22. They also got to churn butter, make bread and do crafts.

“I think everyone’s favorite event is always when they make ice cream,” said director Stephanie Bowe.

The week went by quickly, she added, as Angela Forland did a great job teaching the students this year. The program filled up the week prior to the event, so they had to turn a few students away due to shortage of seating or volunteers.

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