Junior School Celebrate Magna Carta Day
15 June 2015 was a very special day; it was eight hundred years since the Magna Carta was signed in Runnymede.
We had an Assembly teaching the girls about the Magna Carta, acting out the protagonists and leaving the girls with the idea of ‘hope’ for the future. A special mention must go to Chloe Cowan who was a mar vellous King John! Girls from Bluebelles and Vincent House dressed up as beautiful medieval Knights and Princesses.
Years 1 and 2 then had a wonderful carousel of activities: making crowns, drawing a portrait of King John, making their own seal to mirror King John’s seal from 1215, making an illuminated letter, making their own quill and writing their most important law on tea stained paper to be wrapped as a scroll.
During the afternoon,Years 1 and 2 designed shields to reflect those of the twenty five barons who forced King John to sign the Magna Carta. Years 3 - 6 joined the Live National Assembly at 2.30pm, aimed at Years 3 - 9 children across the country. In the evening, the Rainbows acted out the story of Magna Carta.