S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

A Night at the Old House Museum

A Night at the Old House Museum

The Year 6 and their parents had a treat just before the Easter break, when we all enjoyed a night at the Old House Museum in Bakewell.


The children have really been enthused learning about the Tudor period and the children have been full of curiosity. This has been harnessed in the classroom and directed towards the children researching one aspect of Tudor life. They selected a wide range of topics ranging from gruesome crime and punishment to the contrast between rich and poor clothing to buildings to food to a comparison of farming then and today (guess who selected that topic?!). Year 6 worked very hard researching their chosen topic and then they put their information into a power point presentation. The presentations were so good, we arranged with the museum for the children to present their work to their parents in the Tudor parlour.




The evening started with a warm welcome from the museum team and a guitar recital played by George L, James D, Charles B and Mrs Dinnigan. Then all the children in the year group presented their work, in animated, clearly orated talks, which mixed high-tech power point with the grounding of a 500 year old room! The children and parents were also treated to tasty refreshment from the museum team and a chance to look around the many interesting displays. It really was a very special evening and one which we hope to repeat.

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