Our Y6 boys stepped back in time to the Tudor era this week when they visited Kentwell Hall: one of the finest moated Tudor Houses in England. Over 75 costumed characters turned back the clock for the boys and helped to bring Tudor history vividly to life.

During the day, the boys were able to see a re-created Tudor kitchen. Here they met the cooks, tried their hand at making cheese, kneading dough for Tudor bread and identifying spices. They also visited dairymaids in the dairy, the bakehouse, met with players and mummers, and some boys took part in the re-enactment of a play on St George and the Dragon. In the Great Hall and Parlour, they had the opportunity to talk to the Herald and scriveners. During the busy day, they also had fun taking part in a Tudor Dance and learning a Tudor song.

Despite the terrible weather, it was a fantastic, immersive day, exploring history through many fun and hands-on activities.

Over the next few weeks, the boys will further their studies on the Tudor period; learning about the Battle of Bosworth and how Henry VII came to power. They will also look at whether Henry VII was a gangster!

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