The Wednesday trip this week was to the Museum of the French “Ecole Primaire,” in St Clar, where we saw how rural French children were taught, organised and punished in years gone by. We re-enacted a lesson, wearing the traditional Tabliers (aprons) with our own Maître in charge, bearing his cane, his “Red Tongue” for putting onto children who spoke their home language of Occitane instead of French in school and his “Tête d’Âne” dunce’s hat / donkey ears that were worn as a punishment for being silly. Outside there were playground games and further discoveries of 19th Century French education.
Firstly, the Pre-Prep Cross Country Competition took place at Mowden on Friday, swiftly followed on Saturday by the Prep Schools Competition, which kept everybody... Read More
Children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 represented Mowden at a big Cross Country running event , which started at Gateshead International Stadium.... Read More
There was superb weather for the school’s second attempt to hold the annual Summer Fete and everyone basked in the lovely sunshine, enjoying the... Read More