North BUTE Whole School at Mount Stuart 6Pupils from North Bute Primary School had a fun packed day at Mount Stuart House and Gardens last week, experiencing what it was like to live and work in Victorian times.

Organised in partnership with Mount Stuart Trust and Achievement Bute, the day involved the children going back in time to take on the role of housekeepers, butlers, footmen, cooks and gardeners. Under the watchful eye of the household staff, pupils set the dining room table, baked for afternoon tea, scrubbed riding boots, raked and weeded in the Wee Garden and polished up copper and brass. Pupils were rewarded for their hard work with a special tour of the house; sneaking through secret passages, travelling in the original passenger lift and even discovering the original Victorian swimming pool.

North Bute  Meeting the Staff 3North Bute Victorian Baking 5
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A huge thank you to Jessica Herriot and Gordon Stevenson, Dorothy at Achievement Bute and ALL at Mount Stuart for making this such an unforgettable day and valuable experience for the children!

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