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Year 5 go to Hampton Court

29th May 19

On Wednesday 22 May, Year 5 visited Hampton Court Palace as part of their History topic on the Tudors. After marveling at the beautiful building, it was time to kick off with their first activity.

This was a drama-based workshop called ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ and it was led by one of Henry VIII’s very own, genuine servants! The girls took a tour of the King’s palace, including Henry VIII’s apartments and the Great Hall – they were very excited to be in the actual rooms where Henry would have spent his time. Henry’s servant told the girls about all the different, sometimes disgusting, jobs that the servants did and everyone was quite grateful they lived in the 21st Century and not the 16th Century!

After a picnic lunch in the impressive Palace grounds, it was time to move onto the second: ‘Investigating the Past’. In this session, the girls looked at artefacts from the Tudor time and used sources to analyse the life of Henry VIII. They demonstrated some excellent historical skills and the guide was very impressed!

A fun, educational and eye-opening day out!

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