Old Tailem Town offers schools a realistic lesson from the past, educating students as to what it was really like to be at school in our grandparents day. Let them live and experience history which is far more powerful than reading it in a book or watching it on television.
Your class will start off experiencing a genuine schoolhouse dating back to the 1880s. They will quickly learn how strict schools were back then. They will be met by the grumpy old school teacher who will make them salute the flag and sing 'God Save the King'. After this, they will be marched into the schoolhouse with a kettle drum playing.
A visiting inspector will be appointed, who will be making sure the teacher is doing his job properly and that all the children are paying attention.
Finally, the children will be allowed to go out into the village with their worksheets, which teachers can print out ready from this website. Finally, they will assemble in the Village Town Hall for a final debrief.
Cost per student: $11 (child and adult)