On Wednesday 28th February, Year 4 enjoyed a thoroughly memorable Tudor Day run by ‘Lady Ruth’ from History off the Page. The children arrived in school wearing their Tudor outfits ready to begin a day filled with exciting activities. The children were part of a royal household and had many duties to fulfill for Lady Ruth. These included participating in a variety of 16th century everyday tasks such as ink making and writing, scent bag making (to keep the plague away), embroidery, leather working and candle- stick making. Some children even visited the Barber Surgeon and left with some limbs missing!

As the children worked, rumours swirled around about Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife, had she committed treason? What would happen to her?

The children were then invited to a banquet in the afternoon to celebrate Anne Boleyn being sentenced to death. We feasted on bread, cheese and biscuits and drank wine (blackcurrant juice) out of goblets! The entertainment at the banquet was exceptional with fantastic singing, dancing and plays all performed by the children created in a short amount of time. Well done to all the children!

A fantastic day was had by all with the children, staff and parent helpers enjoying every moment.

Mrs Barnes

 

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