‘Mr Mackett’ – A Victorian School Master: ‘Mr Mackett’ is the School Master in the local Village School. He is the only teacher employed there and teaches all subjects to all the village children, regardless of their age. He is a strict disciplinarian and expects good behaviour at all times!
The presentation introduces a range of concepts: the harshness of school life, writing on slates, reciting ‘times-tables’, honouring the Queen, and the strong belief in the justness of Empire. The presentation is suitable for an internal setting and is supported by a considerable quantity of ‘props’ and other items that serve to create a classroom setting. Costume is for the mid to late Victorian period.
The presentation is also offered in schools in relation to the Key Stage 2 Syllabus.