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Daily Archives: August 21, 2012

Onderwijsmuseum Ieper (Ypres)

Regular readers of this blog might remember my trip to An Historic School in the UK, back in June. Inspired by this I decided to see if there was anything similar here in Flanders. My search was not in vain.

The School Museum Ieper

In the town of Ieper, perhaps better known for it’s part in The Great War (AKA WWI), is a museum of Flemish schools, housed in an old church. It is called the Onderwijsmuseum. It is an interesting way to spend an hour and surprisingly cheap to visit. Mostly it is an information board and artifact type of museum but it does have a couple of mock ups of schools in the olden days. I am strongly against the corporal punishment of children but I find this kind of place great for adults to get ideas about scenarios for playing with other adults. Here are a few snaps that I took.

A 17th Century school room

Note the birch on the teacher’s desk

A 1930’s school room

Someone got corner time

I so want one of these desks

I hope that gave you all lots of ideas 🙂

Prefectdt

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