The Old Grammar School – Castletown
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- Anthea Young
- 01624 648034
- Old Grammar School Chapel Lane, Castletown
Built around 1200AD as the first church for the settlement that grew up around Castle Rushen and later becoming a school for boys as it is now depicted, the Old Grammar School is the oldest roofed structure still standing on the Isle of Man today. Children will have an opportunity to investigate how children were taught in the Victorian era, whilst sitting at an old-fashioned bench desk in the Victorian classroom. You can imagine the strict schoolmaster carrying his cane as you read lessons from the blackboard. Children can look at Victorian books and school equipment, which are very different to items found in modern day classrooms today. Children will be able to learn more about the history of the Old Grammar School and will have an opportunity to ask our site staff lots of questions. Children will be encouraged to take an interactive approach to their learning. This visit will increase their self-led discovery to help them understand more about teaching and learning in the Victorian period.