Park Junior School pupils build pieces of living history

Stroud News and Journal: Work like an Egyptian: Park Junior School pupils get to grips with pyramid building. Work like an Egyptian: Park Junior School pupils get to grips with pyramid building.

PUPILS at Park Junior School embraced living history when they enjoyed a week of “hands-on” learning.

Charlie Lupton from Make Your Own History brought his own brand of learning to the school in Elm Road, Stonehouse, for the fourth year running, and the workshop activities went down a storm.

A different year group got involved every day, dressing up in period costumes and working on a Trojan Horse, an Egyptian pyramid, a Tudor house and an Anderson shelter from the Second World War.

Youngsters tried food from the period they were studying and enjoyed learning the messy skills involved in the different styles of construction.

Headteacher Richard Gasser said: “There was a real buzz about the school from the children, staff and parents, and the whole thing went really well.

"Charlie has visited the school three times before and it is always very successful.”

Year 3 pupil Scarlett Evans-Pritchard said: “It was like travelling back in time.”

While Ruby Hannis, also in Year 3, added: “It was incredible and I learnt so much.”

According to Year 3 student Kaiden Maize all the pupils thought the week was 'absolutely brilliant'.

Make Your Own History gives youngsters hands-on experience of building pieces of living history.

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