A taste of Victorian school

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With school discipline and traditional education values such a hot topic currently, the general public will have a chance to see how the Victorians managed it so well, when Rossall School, one of the area’s oldest independent schools, recreates a Victorian classroom experience as part of the Fleetwood Heritage Open Days programme.

Visitors attending events on campus during the school’s participation in the Heritage Weekend (September 9 to 11) will get a chance to join historic tours of the 167-year-old campus and see a display in the main school square courtesy of Lancashire Vehicle Club featuring the likes of classic Jaguars, MGs’, Triumphs and vintage buses.

They may also be able to experience a chance encounter with The Lady in White or The Black Monk during evening ghost tours of the school, and witness more celestial bodies during tours of the Universe in Rossall’s Lawrence House Astronomy & Space Science Centre planetarium.

Rossall School events are:

* Ghost Tours: Friday 9 and Saturday 10 at 9pm

* Space Planetarium Shows: Saturday 10 at 10.15am and 11.15am

* Historic Tours: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 at 1.30pm

* Classic Cars: Saturday 10am to 3.30pm

* Victorian Classroom: Sunday at 2.30 and 3pm

All events are free to the public, with advance reservations required. For more information, or to reserve a place, telephone (01253) 774278