children at an Ilkeston primary school took a trip back in time when timetabled lessons were replaced with history classes last week.
Pupils at Kensingtion Junior School spent the week making kites, designing Disneyland rides and tie-dying T-shirts as they learned about the past.
Georgia Smith, 10, studied the 60s. She said: “We’ve been doing loads of stuff, fashion, the space race and music. It’s been really good fun and a good way to learn about history.”
Travis Wood, ten, has also been learning about the 60s. He said: “We’ve had a space race, learned that Jimmy Hendrix is the best guitar player in the world and done a bit of stuff about the World Cup.”
Year three pupils learned the Charleston as part of their week looking into the 1920s.
Pupils in year four had a 1950s inspired school lesson and learned local slang from the post-war period.
Classes in year five studied the 60s and Year 6 students tuned in to old children’s TV favourites as they took a trip back to the 80s.
Teacher Nicola Foulds said: “It’s been really good fun and the children have enjoyed it.
“For some of us teachers it’s been a good look back as we remember it all from when we were younger.”
Pupils finished the week with an exhibition of all of their hard work on Friday.