Pendennis Castle 9 Mar 2013

Our day out to Pendennis Castle was amazing. Not only did Helford, Lerryn and Cober Classes have the whole castle and grounds to themselves but the sun shone all day too. This meant that the children could work in and around the castle in their brilliantly made costumes and not have to wear their coats. Even the teachers dressed up for the occasion. Mrs Gregory had a Tudor lunch too and it was all packed in the basket – brilliant!
The work shop we took part in was a great and the staff leading it from English Heritage were impressed with how much our class already knew. Our challenge was to work out what kind of Tudor person owned the artefacts and belongings in each of the six treasure chests. We were really clever and worked out by researching, exploring and trying out the objects that they belonged to: an apothecary, a writer, a kitchen maid, a sailor, a soldier and a blacksmith. Take a look at what we got up to: