The children in Year 5 at King’s St Alban’s had a lovely time this week exploring some Tudor Boxes from the Tudor House Museum. As we couldn’t go to the museum, the museum came to us! The boxes were full of fascinating artefacts from that period in history.
The children learnt how important weaving was for Worcester. Did you know that in the fifteen hundreds, Worcester was one of the leading makers of fabric in Europe? The children learnt about the weaving industry, from the shearing of the sheep to the finished fabric, and everyone had a go at weaving cloth using two different colours of wool.
The children found out what was used to dye yarn and about the different types of fabrics worn at that time. Silk was only for royalty or the very rich. If you were poor you wore linen and wool. The best part of the afternoon was dressing up in Tudor costumes. The children couldn’t believe that in those days people slept in their smocks/undergarments and they didn’t wear pants!
At King’s St Alban’s we strongly believe that educational visits inspire learning, which is why experiences like this one are so important. We’re proud that we’ve been able to keep our dynamic curriculum alive to inspire our children during the current restrictions.