History is brought to life

Tudor history was brought to life for young children at a Worksop primary school.

Year four pupils from St Anne’s C of E primary school dressed up as Tudor paupers to learn about Henry VIII, exploration, scientific discovery, art work, class differences and everyday Tudor life from an expert.

Teacher Lindsey Dilks said her students even did their own research before the Tudor day and had lots of questions.

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“The pupils absolutely loved it. It brought what they had learnt to life and they thoroughly enjoyed and embraced the day,” she said.

“If the students had their way they would have a Tudor day every week.”

The day was ran by Michael Muntus who set up Your Tudor Day, offering schools a Tudor experience, after his daughter developed a keen interest in the topic.

Mr Muntus said: “The Tudors is one of the most important times of history as they were responsible for a lot of advances that affect our lives today.”

“Learning about the Tudors also links with many core subjects and the best SATS results have come from schools who had a Tudor day because it immerses students in the period.”