Pupils at Spalding’s Ayscoughfee School enjoy medieval day

Trying out archery ANL-150630-094532001
Trying out archery ANL-150630-094532001
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Children at Ayscoughfee Hall School in Spalding were given the opportunity to experience a little of what life was like in medieval England.

Having received their framed copy of Magna Carta from Lincoln Cathedral the week before, the school celebrated the 800th birthday of this iconic document with a day of related activities.

Writing with quills ANL-150630-094543001

Writing with quills ANL-150630-094543001

Dressed as 13th century peasants, the children started the day with an Assembly where they learnt about Magna Carta, the changes it brought and the relevance of it today, before enjoying sessions of archery with Elite Sports, quill pen writing, medieval dance and 
basic Latin.

There was also the opportunity for children to design their own illuminated letters, seals and Coats of Arms.

Head teacher Clare Ogden said: “It was a brilliant day and all the children and staff learnt a lot.”

Pupils were similarly enthusiastic. Oliver in Year 1 
remarked: “I can’t normally dance, but I’m alright at this medieval sort of dancing.”

Ayscoughfee pupils doing their bit