Ford Green Hall visit

Date: March 17, 2016 Author: Rachel Gaulton Categories: Events, Wright

On Monday 14th March, Class 8 visited Ford Green Hall in Smallthorne.  It is the oldest Tudor building in Stoke on Trent.  The students were studying the difference between the lifestyles of rich and poor people in medieval England.  The day began with a tour of the hall and then there was an opportunity to examine a selection of artefacts used by the wealthy and the peasants.  Students particularly enjoyed dressing up in the costumes which  reflected the various status of the classes in Tudor Times.  Medieval punishments were discussed with a highlight being Ethan held in the wooden stocks while being pelted with vegetables (Foam, not real!) by his classmates.  Class 8 enjoyed learning about the colloquialisms that the Tudors used including:-

“Burning the candle at both ends”

“Turning the tables”

“Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite”

Photos are on the gallery.