Glad to be back coming up with limericks for one of my favourite weekly challenges, and big respect to Rashmi for finding time to do this in the middle of Nanowrimo!
The prompt for this week is this photo, which reminds me of a recent visit we had to
Beamish open air museum in County Durham, where the recreated school building had slates like this on every desk! One of the highlights of our visit was when oldest child got to take part in a mock 1913 school lesson, complete with standing to attention for the teacher, girls and boys sitting separately, chanting times tables and speaking when spoken to. The look of shock and disbelief on the kids’ faces when they were told off by the teacher for not putting their hands up had all the watching parents chuckling to themselves! So here goes – an ‘old school’ limerick:
In the past, children followed the rules
Sit up straight, pay attention at school
Write the date on your slate
In your best copperplate
Be polite, and don’t play the fool!