Eton College Collections welcomed Year 4 from Eton Porny CofE First School for the first of three consecutive visits complementing a local history module entitled ‘Our Community’. We looked at a very rare wall painting of school life dating to c.1515. Next, we explored Lower School, the oldest UK classroom said to be in continuous use, and thought about school uniforms, ways of learning and different experiences of being at school . The children were able to try on Eton School Dress and design their own POP waistcoats. They then had a special visit to Tom Brown, the tailors in Eton High Street, to learn how to measure and cut patterns for their own creations.

Charlotte Villiers