Year 5 Familiarisation History Workshop
On Tuesday, Year 5 students participated in a History Familiarisation Workshop whereby they experienced what life was like for numerous different workers in the Medieval Times. Students investigated a number of opportunities, from being a barber-surgeon to a medieval tanner; a role which required a person to stand in a barn full of rotting flesh, dog excrement and chicken dung all day. Students were then given a job role and encouraged to recruit others by participating in a Medieval Job Fair. Students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and begun to appreciate the grueling and, often repulsive, nature of the jobs that our ancestors did.
This workshop complimented the previous workshop run by the History Department on Tuesday, 8 March. This workshop also focused on a medieval theme, however this time Year 5 students were required to design an ideal medieval town to provide protection and services to its inhabitants. During the workshop students demonstrated their creativity and ability to reflect on the entertainment, health and material resources available to them during the time. Several brilliant towns were designed and imaginatively named during the activity, and the entire History department were very impressed by the students and their hard work.
Thank you Miss West for delivering this fantastic workshop. The students certainly enjoyed themselves.