This term p5,6,7 have been looking at the Victorians. For homework we were asked to do something about an invention made in the Victorian times. In class we wrote an imaginary entry from a Victorian child’s diary. The following are two examples.
March 27th 1827
In London I was looking for a job. I had come from East Saltoun in Scotland. I am knocking on doors and doors but I still can’t find a job.
A job is hard to get I thought. My name is Robert but I prefer Bob. I am 10 years old. I finally have a job.
I hate it. It is a complete nightmare. My job is a match boxer.
March 30th 1827
I was at work today. I was hot. I have a friend called Mog who accidentally set the whole building on fire. First the table then the flames spread to the building.
We ran out like mad and used the telephone to call the fire men.
March 31st 1827
The fire is over and I now know that some jobs are dangerous. Now I need to find a job! Yipee!
By Brennan Pender, Primary 5
A big dinner party!
I heard the maid stumble up the stairs bringing me my hot water to get washed. I rolled out of my nice, comfy bed onto the soft carpet. I slowly got my fancy school clothes and shoes on. I tiptoed down the padded stairs and into the dining room where Mother and Father were waiting to start breakfast.
After breakfast I walked up the stairs saying goodbye to Father on the way and carried on to the school room. When I paraded into the school room Ma’am set me off on some handwriting. Next some reading, then some maths. Ma’am said that I did very good work today and I can get extra lunch break so that means I got two hours off.
I went and helped mother to see if the servants were aware of the dinner party tomorrow night. “That reminds one that thee need a new dress for looking grown up tomorrow night, let’s go out now” Mother said grandly. I rushed to get my hat and coat and gloves. I met Mother at the door. We went outside to ask our chauffeur if he would drive us to Shoes and Stitches.
I chose a lovely emerald green dress and sea blue shoes. Mother bought me some hair curlers so I can wear them at night in bed. We rushed home to have lunch and go back to school in the school room. I did some art for the rest of the afternoon.
When I walked out of the room I heard Father come in the door. I rushed down to the pantry only to find that Father had been pick pocketed walking down the street. He asked if I was ready for tomorrow’s dinner party. I nodded. I started at my dinner.
Next evening I got into my new dress and new shoes. I ran down the stairs to greet the guests. I sat down to wait for the first of ten courses. It was fish, then salad, next deer, avocado and lots more things. I went to bed happy.
By Eleanor Doubal, Primary 5