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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

They Left At The Age Of 12

Over 100 years ago when children went to school and reached the age of 12 or 13, they would start working. They would normally work on a local farm, milking cows. If I was alive 100 years and started working, I would be in the middle of happiness and sadness. I would love to go through the experience of being a farmer but also no matter what, I would still be lazy so I would be sad to do work, like when I have to do chores. These are my two main reaons why I wouldn't have enjoyed the olden days as much as now.

1 comment:

Rachel Williamson said...

Hi Riiana,

You're right to note that it is hard work being a farmer. You have to work every day of the week and, in many cases, you have to get up before the crack of dawn to either feed or milk your animals. I have a close friend who lives on a farm in the Palmerston North area (towards the bottom of the North Island of New Zealand) and I really admire her commitment to her work. She has lambs and cows on her property that she has to care for each day. It is very hard for her to ever take a break or have a holiday away from the farm.

If I had been born in the late 19th/early 20th century I would have really struggled. Not only is the farm work difficult and tiring but women were not allowed to go to school into their 20s and 30s. This would have been devastating for me as I was still a student at university into my mid-30s. I really love school!

I hope that you also like school and that you're looking forward to Year 6. All of this blogging is going to really help you when you start back at school as you'll be completely ready to hop right back into your reading and writing tasks. Way to go, Riiana. I love to see your commitment to learning. It's awesome :)

Cheers,
Rachel

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