Ancient Ancestors Museum at William Penn School
- 17 December 2018 -
Learning history in schools is fun! Fry Class at William Penn School held a museum showcasing all their learning about ancient Britain. They covered British history from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age.
Imogen, year 4, writes – At this exciting event, there were stands such as Iron Age torcs, a replica Iron Age hill fort, cave paintings, weaving, book mark making, bread tasting and even the chance to watch a Newsround report, presented by the children. The children all had their own roles in the museum either as stewards or as experts on each stand.
Sebby, a year 3 pupil said, “I worked on the book marking stand. I enjoyed it because it was the most popular stand. We always had a big queue of people wanting to make book marks.”
Emma explained, “I loved my job as the hill fort guide because people asked lots of questions and were really interested in our answers.” Peyton-Marie, a year 4 pupil, said, “I enjoyed my dad leaving work early to come and see our work.”
The parents and teachers were impressed by the range of work on display and the knowledge of the pupils in Fry Class. Mrs Martin, a parent of a year 4 pupil, said, “I think the museum was really fantastic. The children really engaged with the topic and understood how people lived then.”
Joe, a year 4 pupil said, “I really enjoyed teaching children how to use the celtic alphabet. But most of all I liked how we made everyone feel so happy and welcome.”
The museum at William Penn was a great success. It enabled Fry to show the wide breadth of knowledge they had acquired about their ancient ancestors.