Date(s) - 14/01/2014
9:45 am - 2:15 pm
Organised by Lou
Medieval day at Holdenby House.
A day of hands-on, “living history” activities, led by costumed members of staff at Holdenby House.
PLEASE NOTE – THERE IS ONE MORE CHILD SPACE AVAILABLE (NO ADULT SPACES)
“It is 1381. King Richard II is on the throne. It is 30 years since the Black Death: time to go on a pilgrimage to thank God for sparing your life. This is the scene for our medieval day, where our historical characters tell their stories, with hands-on activities to prepare your pupils for their voyage. You will meet:
The Archer – practice your skills for protection on your journey
The Baker/Cook – make medieval bread and prepare food for the pilgrims
The Herbalist – learn about herbs for healing and for superstition: the traveller’s first aid kit
The Monk/Nun – find out about medieval religion and effigy and token-making
In the afternoon, we travel on our pilgrimage to the church of All Saints in the grounds of Holdenby House. The church is part of the Church Conservation Trust and was originally built in the mid-14th Century, with later additions. We will look at the structure, architecture and contents of the church and how it became an integral part of medieval life.
At the end of the day there is time for questions. We then walk back to collect our herbs, bread and effigies. This day fulfils many sections of Unit 4 in the History National Curriculum KS3 and can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities.”
This is open to children of school age only (age 4+) (due to their policy and insurance requirements). Unfortunately, no babies, toddlers or preschoolers will be able to attend.
Again, due to their policy and insurance requirements, Adult/Parent Places are strictly limited to one adult place per ten children. (Therefore, adult places will be allocated after the children’s spaces, on a first-come-first-served basis)
Because of the restriction, all parents who do go in must be prepared help with all the children (not just their own). (Adult places are free). Please do not assume that you will get a adult/parent place. (in fact, please assume the opposite…)
IMPORTANT: PLEASE ONLY BOOK IF YOUR CHILD/REN ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO ATTEND ON THEIR OWN.
(If your child has a disability or SEN or you are the registered carer for your child, please contact Lou or note this in the comments field with your booking. These parents will be able to accompany their children (and do not count in the 1:10 adult:child ratio)
The staff will all be dressed in period costume and will also be in character, as far as possible. Therefore, Holdenby House would prefer if the attending children dressed up for the day, in medieval style clothes. However, it is not obligatory, so if your child/ren hates dressing up, they don’t need to.
Finish time is approximate at the moment, and will most likely be earlier than 2.45pm. All children (& adults who attend) will need to bring a packed lunch.
The cost is £7.80 per child (however, if you pay via the website, it will be £8.28 due to PayPal fees)
Payment secures your place(s).
To avoid the website’s PayPal fees, you may pay by:
- cheque (payable to L Rowe),
- bank transfer
- personal transfer by PayPal to events [AT] educationista.com
(For cheque and bank transfer payments, please contact Lou via email or put a message in the comments field on the booking form)
Your place will not be confirmed until payment is received.
Should you drop out/not turn up, unfortunately, no refunds will be possible.
About Holdenby House
“Our education department is amongst the most prestigious in the country. We celebrated our 30th anniversary last year and are one of only three centres to have been awarded six consecutive Sandford Awards by the Heritage Education Trust (the others are the Tower of London and Blenheim Palace), as well as a Reed Award for work with special needs children.
These awards recognise our innovative living history projects, where staff and pupils are “in character” for a range of hands-on activities. All our projects marry the requirements of the National Curriculum with real aspects of Holdenby’s history. The House, Grade 1 listed gardens, 14th century Church and estate are not only a perfect backdrop to the children’s day out, but are open to school groups and are integrated into the educational programme.”
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