Henry VIII brings history to life at Braintree primary school
PUBLISHED: 15:18 12 December 2014 | UPDATED: 15:18 12 December 2014
Historical figures were brought to life at Notley Green Primary School when pupils ditched their usual uniforms in favour of something a little more dated.
Living History Day
Tom Williams, nine, Ava Moylin, nine, Ben Jordan, nine, Sienna Sumner, 10 and Seth Barrow, 10, were dressed up like Victorians.
Ava Moylin and Ben Jordan tried their hand at washing clothes the old fashioned way.
Head of school Claire Russell had her shoes polished by Sienna Sumner.
Tom Williams and Seth Barrow got into the spirit of things.
Henry VIII made an appearance at the school.
Michael Farley and Gina Clarke dressed up for the occasion.
Henry VII with Nicky Strickland, Lorrae Seager, Teegan Miller, Miguel Miera and Grace Lyon.
On Friday, children came to school dressed as Tudors, Victorians, Egyptians and Romans for their Living History Day.
Throughout the term each year group has been learning about a different era and to bring their subjects to an end they got to enjoy activities relevant to that time.
Parents were also invited to the school to see what their youngsters had been learning about.
Head of school Claire Russell said: “It has been a brilliant day. The children have really loved the experience and they really loved having their parents in school.
“The parents got to see how their children learn. One parent even said they did not ‘realised history was so fun’ and that is really what we want to get across.”