Sarratt Castle's Day
Dear Parents and Carers,
On Wednesday, the school hall was transformed into a medieval castle for the day as we welcomed History off the Page to our school. The children and adults recreated life in a twelfth century castle through roleplay, practical activities and hands on experience with artifacts taking on the roles of peasants and craftsmen. During the afternoon session the children experienced a Norman banquet where they took an active part in many of the early medieval traditions and customs of the time.
A huge thank you to you all for enabling this to happen – the children’s faces, full of awe and wonder, were priceless. A special mention also goes out to our volunteers and teachers who got thoroughly stuck into the day – it wouldn’t have been the same without you going the extra mile.
The day was caught perfectly on camera by Mr Kelly and we would like to take this opportunity to share some of the stunning images.
We are so lucky to be able to provide these opportunities because of your generosity and time – thank you.
X enjoyed it immensely. He loves interactive days, he seems to learn lot more and wants to talk about it with enthusiasm!
What a lovely day for the children to get involved in. I really feel castles day enriches a child’s learning and ability to understand history better. Thank you, my child thoroughly enjoyed herself and learned so much. Would also like to praise the teachers for getting involved by wearing their costumes! How lucky we are to have a school like this!
X said it was his favourite day of school ever!
Mistress Sue was fabulous. Very professional and organised. Brilliant with the children and her delivery of facts, understanding and history. Really hope she returns in another time zone soon!