Pupils in Year 4 enjoyed a fascinating day at the impressive Gainsborough Old Hall, a remarkable survival of an urban manor house from the late Middle Ages where Henry 8th and his then wife Catherine Howard stayed in 1541 for three days. They learnt about the running of the house, the role of the servants and they had a glimpse into Tudor society as they dressed up and took part in their very own Tudor banquet. It was an inspiring day for our Tudor topic.
Prep Humanities lead, Caroline Crossland, said “Visiting Gainsborough Hall has given the children a greater understanding of Tudor life, to see first hand how the richer Tudors lived and the work the servants had to do in running the house. It is experiences such as these that bring History to life and inspire subject passion.”