Their new angle on history
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