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This session is full of fun art activities designed to help pupils to understand and explore our wonderful ruins.
Why were people in medieval times so preoccupied with death? Why did medieval monks live so long? What did they eat?
Why did Tudor doctors shave chickens’ bottoms? What did monks do with wee? Why were beetles so important in making books?
Fun practical activities including puppets, art rubbings and dressing up help pupils to understand the different materials used in old buildings and how buildings change over time.
Experience practical maths in action! A range of simple methods and equipment will be used to estimate and calculate length, area and height.
Are your pupils feeling stressed or finding it hard to concentrate?
Develop pupil’s interpretation and enquiry skills by exploring medieval life in the abbey, change over time and the power of the Church.
Share the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.
We will start with a talking timeline covering 850 years with pupils taking on the roles of important people in Kirkstall’s history.
When was Kirkstall Abbey was built? Who actually lived here? Why is it so big? And why is it still important today?