THE clothing, exercise and teaching styles were very much from a bygone age when Ulverston youngsters held a  Victorian day back in 2000.

The Mail, on Wednesday, February 29, noted:"Just  over 60 youngsters at Ulverston's Sir John Barrow School tasted a little bit of what it was like to be at school back in the Victorian period.

"All the pupils in the school's Year Five took part,donning some elements of Victorian costume.

"They then followed the ritual of a day at school their counterparts of  well over a century ago would have endured.

"These included a good drilling in arithmetic and English and characteristically a period of drill as keep-fit always used to be known.

"But one aspect of the Victorian schoolroom happily did not see the light of day - punishment from the cane."