Between 21st and 25th January, students in Year 7 made the short walk into Preston to visit Lancashire Archives.
Part of the day was spent meeting Matthew Nash, a medieval scribe who explained just how important his job was in the 12th century. Matthew then offered us some one-on-one training, as we created our own versions of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the Magna Carta.
The remainder of the day was spent with an archivist who took us into the archive itself. Students and teachers alike were enthralled by many of the items brought out for us. We were lucky enough to see some of the most important items in the entire collection. These included documents from Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. We even saw a hand written note from 1180!
All Year 7 students represented our school magnificently and made a great impression on the staff at the archives. It was a fascinating day out and made an excellent introduction to our investigations of medieval life.
Mr Steven Herbert
Curriculum Leader for History