A day as a Tudor

PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 November 2010

Children at St Joseph's Primary School in Portishead enjoying a Tudor-themed day

Children at St Joseph's Primary School in Portishead enjoying a Tudor-themed day

Archant

STAFF and children at a Portishead school experienced a day in the life of the Tudors as part of their class topic.

Pupils at St Joseph's Primary School in Portishead enjoying a Tudor-themed day

Year four pupils at St Joseph’s Primary School in Bristol Road dressed either as a rich or poor Tudor and began the day by writing the Lord’s prayer using a quill and ink.

The 31 children also made horn books and smelling pomanders. They also tried out Tudor dancing and decorated their goblets reading for a banquet lunch.

After lunch, the children created shields for battle and also made Tudor jewellery. To finish the day they played traditional games including skittles, hoops and marbles.

Teacher Samantha Sherlock said: “The children really enjoyed the Tudor dancing as it was something different and encouraged children to participate in an activity outside their comfort zones.

“All children rose to the challenge resulting in a memorable experience.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Somerset Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the North Somerset Times