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Children enjoy a Tudor Day at St Louis Middle School in Bury St Edmunds

Pupils donning Tudor garb at St Louis Catholic Middle School. ANL-141103-125940001

Pupils donning Tudor garb at St Louis Catholic Middle School. ANL-141103-125940001

Tudor dress and dances arrived in 21st century Bury St Edmunds this week when children at St Louis Middle School in Bury St Edmunds stepped back in time and stepped back into Tudor Times.

Students in Year 5 came to schooldressed in Tudor costume and took part in a range of different activities.

These included making Pomanders to stave off the plague, making and dressing peg dolls, playing a range of Elizabethan games and dancing the Pavanne.

The touring drama company Mad Dogs and Englishmen also visited the school and took the pupils aged nine and 10 through the ‘progress’ that Elizabeth 1 would have made as she took her holiday from London and travelled around the country. Children also learned about medicine and the plague and took part in a sniff and smells competition recignising spices and herbs of the day.

Parents were also invited to come into school and help.

Wendy Flack, who organised the event said: “it was a lovely day and the children thoroughly enjoyed wearing their costumes and taking part.”

 

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