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VIDEO: St George’s Prep Grade 4 pupils have fun on their annual Victorian Tea Outing

BY JESICA SLABBERT - MARCH 10, 2017
VIDEO: St George’s Prep Grade 4 pupils have fun on their annual Victorian Tea Outing

If you came across kids in fancy Victorian hats and dress on Friday morning, you were not dreaming. It was Grade 4 pupils from St George’s Preparatory School, which is based in Port Elizabeth, as they walked from their school down to No. 7 Castle Hill to learn more about the history of their school and the Victorian era.

The school was founded in 1936 and caters for approximately 600 children aged 3 to 18, from Grade R to Grade 12.

This annual event is the highlight for the students, as they get their family to help them either make, borrow or rent clothing from the Victorian era in order to fully immerse themselves in the event.

Along the way to No. 7 Castle Hill, the kids made several stops where they learnt more about the Victorian era and what certain landmarks mean.

No. 7 Castle Hill was completed in 1825 and is one of the oldest surviving Settler cottages in Port Elizabeth. Following renovations, No. 7 Castle Hill, was opened as a Museum in 1965. 

Once the tour was done, the students returned to class and took part in a traditional Victorian tea party and played games that children from the Victorian era played, such as marbles and skipping.

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