Their new an­gle on his­tory

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - All Smiles For Summer -

Lady Joanna Thorn­hill Pri­mary School at Wye was in­vaded by An­glo-Sax­ons last week as part of the his­tory cur­ricu­lum was brought to life.

The Year 4 teach­ers, Ka­t­rina Law and Steve Ches­son, along with the school’s Friends As­so­ci­a­tion, ar­ranged the ed­u­ca­tional day at the school last Fri­day.

It fea­tured a visit by Centin­gas, an An­glo-Saxon liv­ing his­tory so­ci­ety, ar­ranged through one of the pupil’s par­ents, Mark Bowles.

The day saw vis­it­ing crafts­men and women pro­vide pupils with creative and ed­u­ca­tional work­shops which gave them ex­pe­ri­ence of life in the past, be­tween 449AD and 1066AD.

The chil­dren were able to ex­am­ine re­con­structed pot­tery and make their own pot us­ing An­glo-Saxon tech­niques, find out about An­glo-Saxon food and farm­ing, make An­gloSaxon tex­tiles and meet fierce war­riors.

Later in the day, the pupils were di­vided into groups and be­came in­volved in re-en­act­ments of the bat­tles of 1066AD.

Mem­bers of Centin­gas, the An­glo-Saxon liv­ing his­tory so­ci­ety, look­ing for­mi­da­ble

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