Leeds Elementary students experience school from the pioneer days

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Some young Siouxland students got to take a trip back in time on Tuesday.  

Leeds Elementary students took time to visit Fairview School.  The schoolhouse, more than a century old, is located on Country Club Boulevard in Sioux City.

Students got to experience a school day just like it would have been all those years ago during the pioneer days. From dressing up with period clothing and writing with quills, the students got a hands-on experience.

“Coming here gives them the real experience. Not just reading about it, not just in their regular classroom environment. They’re going to experience life as a pioneer school kid would have,” said Cia Koop, a 3rd grade teacher at Leeds Elementary.

The Fairview school was built in 1882 near Holstein, Iowa.  It was moved to its current location in the 1970s as part of a Junior League project.

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