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Education: The Gildhouse, Poundstock – a Tudor Experience
The Experience Day for Key Stage 2 pupils will include 5 activities, these are: baking, brewing and making cob. After an initial introduction in the morning, the children will be divided into 3 groups (please arrange these in advance, each with a responsible adult) and will try their hand at each activity. In the afternoon they will be divided into 2 groups to dance and play Tudor games. Simple costumes and props will be provided. The whole group will get together at the end to share their experiences.
Activity 1 – Baking Education1
Education2 Using original ingredients, measuring containers and implements, the children will make a flat bread, similar to the trencher that was used as a plate during feasts (one for each child).
Activity 2 – Brewing

Small beer/ale was often the normal household drink, a safer alternative to spring/well water.   The Tudors drank stronger ale for a multitude of celebrations – weddings, feasts, Church celebrations, etc.  

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The children will make a non-alcoholic ginger beer based on an original recipe (approx. 2 litres per group). This will take another 48 hours to ferment back at school before being able to be drunk!

Activity 3 – Cob-making

The walls of the Gildhouse are made of cob.
The children will use 16th century techniques and original materials to make cob. Each group will make a cob brick of which one will go back to school to use as they wish.

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Activity 4 – Music and Dance

The children will be taught about courtly manners and will learn some simple court and country dances  Other dances (music and steps) may be included if there is time. A CD of the music is available

They will also be shown and hear period musical instruments.

A booking form will be sent to you as soon as the date is confirmed and should be returned to our treasurer with a 5 deposit.

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Activity 5 – Role Play

Children will be provided with full costumes that they will wear during the day. Please feel free to take photographs. There is also a range of Tudor games and pastimes to try. 

If you are interested in our Tudor Days please contact Penny Hazeldine on 01288 682182
or email education@poundstockgildhouse.co.uk

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