A VILLAGE school is going back to the Victorian era to celebrate its 140th birthday.Barlaston School opened on January 6, 1873, with Joshua John Ordish Hulme as master and 40 pupils admitted on the first day.
In 2013, Mandy Clarey is headteacher of the school and pupil numbers have swelled to almost 80.
The school began marking its milestone in a 21st century manner this week by tweeting excerpts of its 1873 logbook on the account @BarlastonSchool_1873.
The logbook reveals that the pupils were taught large hand letters on January 8 1873, but the “general writing was very bad”.
But its most recent Ofsted report, conducted in 2010, resulted in a good rating.