Pupils in Years 5 and 6 dressed as Victorian gentlemen, ladies and trades people to immerse themselves in Victorian life for the afternoon at the fabulous Preston Manor. The jobs up for grabs were either footman at £28 per annum, cook, £20 per annum, fourth maid, £18 per annum or ‘oddman’, £12 per annum. All service personnel were allowed one afternoon off per week (women on Wednesdays and men in Thursdays) and then one full day per month. All food would be included. With the alternative being the workhouse or poverty, the jobs on offer would have been much sought after – something that was impressed on all the young people in Oak. A great day. Many thanks to Mr Ockelford for organising this excursion and those parents that came to support on the day.