Tudor history comes to life at school

Tudor day at All Saints J+I school, North Featherstone.'Martin Lodge from Pontefract Heritage Group with Jacob Robinson and Joshua Wood

Tudor day at All Saints J+I school, North Featherstone.'Martin Lodge from Pontefract Heritage Group with Jacob Robinson and Joshua Wood

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HISTORY was brought vividly to life when children at All Saints’ J&I School got to spend the day as Tudors.

Martin Lodge, of Pontefract Heritage Group, and Alison Creasey, of Wakefield Council’s museums’ service, dressed up in costume to teach youngsters at the North Featherstone school about the lives of the Tudors, as the finale to their studies about the period across key stage two.

Children had the chance to become apocathery’s assistants as they learned about ancient treatments for illnesses, and learned the gruesome tales of the executioner during a day of activities.

Jean Preston, headteacher, said: “They were investigating cures and learning about local history from our visiting executioner, which was enjoyed by all.

“One of our parents, Hayley Jones, who helped organise the day, also shared her interest in the Tudor period, along with artefacts which were brought in.”