Children discover history of toys at Glenfall Community Primary School
PLAYING with toys proved a learning experience for pupils at a Cheltenham school.
Youngsters at Glenfall Community Primary School in Charlton Kings were given a taste of how children used to play.
Staff from Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery paid then a visit, armed with old toys for the children to learn about.
The visit coincided with the current topic being looked at by pupils in Years 1 and 2 – playtime.
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Teacher Rachel Hughes said the children had enjoyed the experience.
She added: "The museum brought in some very old Victorian and older dolls.
"We looked at the materials they were made from and compared them to the ones used in modern dolls.
"There were also recycled toys from Africa, made out of tin cans and Pepsi cans.
"They also brought in noisy toys and toys for your eyes like kaleidoscopes.
"It tied in with our playtime topic, looking at the history of toys and how they compare with the toys played with by parents and grandparents.
"The children really got a lot out of it."