New Tudor Workshops for Schools
15 September 2008
Primary schools can now bring children to St Nicholas Priory to be immersed in Tudor life. The session has been planned to link closely with the history curriculum and the entire day is delivered in role. Children join in the life of a prestigious Exeter household including the preparation of food, clothes, song, dance, games and gossip.
The new workshop has been developed with teachers from RAMM's Advisory Panel who volunteered their children to be guinea pigs.
The response has been enthusiastic. Comments from teachers and children included:
'The period gossip within the kitchen gave the children a real and enjoyable understanding of what Elizabethan life was like in Exeter.'
'I liked that it was a hidden building, it really felt like I was going back in time.'
'We thought you were real Tudors.'
While the Museum building is closed for development RAMM is also taking workshops out to Devon Primary Schools. Topics include Ancient Egyptians, the Romans, World War 2 and Art.
From September the workshop on the 1666 Fire of London will also be held at St Nicholas Priory.