Tudor Day for Year 3

Junior School

On Friday 4 March, Year 3 experienced life as a Tudor for a day. To make it more authentic we all dressed in Tudor outfits, from servants to nobility!

The girls had the opportunity to take part in a variety of workshops to discover what it was like to make soap, candles and jewellery. They enjoyed learning how to embroider in a Tudor fashion and worked at the Apothecaries, diagnosing and treating some rather gruesome ailments!

At each workshop the girls learnt some very interesting ‘Tudor gossip’. Khushi reported:

“Did you know that Anne Boleyn had a mole on her neck which is the sign of the devil!”

“Henry VIII is in such a bad mood because his gout is so bad and he can’t take part in the jousting.”

The girls learnt that rumour and gossip in Tudor times played a very strong part in the downfall of important people.

In the afternoon we participated in a delightful Tudor Banquet where we toasted the health of King Henry in red wine (Ribena) and sampled some bread and cheese on our ‘trenchers’.

The entertainment was provided by the girls themselves who danced, sang a Round and acted in a play about St George and the Dragon, all for the entertainment of the Court of King Henry VIII.

“This is the best day ever!” and “I wish we could do this again”, were two of the comments from the girls at the end of the day.

“We have learnt so much about how the Tudors lived and in a really fun way, that’s the best bit” said Eva.

“I don’t think I would have liked to have been a Tudor, especially a poor Tudor girl!” said Ann.

The girls had a wonderful time and the experience of so many Tudor customs and activities really helped to consolidate our History topic. Many thanks to our parent volunteers who wholly entered into the spirit of the whole day.


Mrs Buckler

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