Kate and Charlie visit and bring things to look at, to handle, pass round, smell, feel, try on and to use to make things –
Kate visits your school and helps the children to learn the skills they would need to live as a part of a Tudor household, whether that is dance, spinning wool, working in the Still Room using fragrant herbs, or writing using a quill pen.
By the end of Kate’s visit, your children will be able to choose which Tudor trade they would like to be apprenticed to and whether that brings them wealth and prosperity or a cold day out in the fields.
Bringing Tudor clothes to try on and many replica artefacts to handle, smell and use, this is a full, fun packed day of experience, which will leave all the surrounding classrooms jealous as they hear and smell what a wonderful day your class is having!
The children will have many items to keep and collect as a memory of the day, which they can put in their journals, and the teachers keep a unique cross-
Rich and poor ways of lighting a home, grinding oats with a quern, writing and scented soap balls –
This is an exciting ‘hands on’ experience of Tudor life brought to you through the fabric of their buildings –
Charlie explains how buildings are made in Tudor times, from the poorest hovel made of dirt to how Henry the Eighth’s richest palace was decorated. What is best about Charlie’s visit is that the children in class can help make the hovel wall, and can make Tudor decorated plaster, which they can keep to take home. Tudor buildings tell us a lot about the people who lived in them –
Charlie and Kate also visit schools and run Medieval days, including sacred geometry and Cathedral building in stone and plaster, and Medieval Tile making, as well as a selection of activities which could include a Medieval Illuminated lettering workshop, depending on the age range of the children and suitability for your class.
Kate began taking part in the Tudor living history re-
Each of us is available independently, or together, according to your budget and requirements.
Our history days are also suitable for children with special needs –
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