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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 10:14

Year 12 Tudor Experience Featured

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Building on our partnership with CADW and local primary schools, Year 12 History students once again excelled, acting as guides for Primary school students at Plas Mawr Elizabethan house in Conwy. 

Students were trained beforehand on all the features of these unique Merchant’s House, once owned by Richard Wynne and his family, alleged by some to be haunted! 

 Our history aficionados immersed themselves in the social history of the period, building on their knowledge from the A Level unit on Tudor Wales and Britain. 

Dressed in authentic Tudor garb, designed and made by local craft groups, our students focussed on the many interesting features of the property including the brew house, the various bedrooms and parlours and the kitchens, complete with herbs, and ingredients. 

Other students were able to demonstrate an intriguing range of artefacts from the period, to give the primary school children, a ‘hands-on’ glimpse of life during this time.

The event proved to be a great success for all involved.  The Primary school children were able to get a first-hand view of life in a merchant’s house in Tudor times, and Eirias students had a unique opportunity to share their knowledge of the period whilst developing valuable communication skills in the process. 

Life Long Learning Manager, Adele W Thackray, said “A massive thank you from the team at Cadw, who are very impressed with students from Ysgol Eirias, who took over the Plas Mawr for the day.

The students ran tours and educational sessions throughout the day involving both young students from Ysgol Porth y Felin (nearly 70) and over 40 drop-in visitors. Some of the students even got into the spirit of the house by dressing in Tudor costume and becoming part of the Wynn household.

The feedback from visitors we received on the day was overwhelmingly positive, with comments about how the students really brought the house to life and that their knowledge and communication skills were an asset to both themselves and the school.

Da iawn Ysgol Eirias students, we are very proud to be able to work with such bright, fun and enthusiastic people.”

Our thanks go to the Education team at CADW and the staff at Plas Mawr for providing this experience as well as the staff and students from Ysgol Porth y Felin.

 

 

 

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