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A virtual classroom workshop looking at the history of Kirkstall Abbey and what life was like in medieval and Tudor times.
12 February 2021
Develop pupil’s interpretation and enquiry skills by exploring medieval life in the abbey, change over time and the power of the Church.
08 February 2019
We will start with a talking timeline covering 850 years with pupils taking on the roles of important people in Kirkstall’s history.
Experience practical maths in action! A range of simple methods and equipment will be used to estimate and calculate length, area and height.
Why did Tudor doctors shave chickens’ bottoms? What did monks do with wee? Why were beetles so important in making books?
Why were people in medieval times so preoccupied with death? Why did medieval monks live so long? What did they eat?
When was Kirkstall Abbey was built? Who actually lived here? Why is it so big? And why is it still important today?
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.
Share the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.
This session is full of fun art activities designed to help pupils to understand and explore our wonderful ruins.
05 February 2019