CHILDREN at King’s Ely Acremont and Nursery dressed up as their favourite fairytale characters to enjoy a History lesson with a twist.

Ruth O’Sullivan from History off the Page visited the school on January 17th and 18th to host fun-filled ‘A Day in a Fairytale Castle’ workshops with pupils in Nursery 2, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

The school hall was transformed into a grand hall of a fairy castle and the children certainly dressed for the occasion, sporting fairy wings, sparkly dresses, dazzling crowns and snazzy capes being in abundance.

The pupils’ mission was to prepare for the wedding of Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming, and activities included preparing and serving food, learning the dance of the sugar plum fairy, acting as castle guards, acrobatics, singing, creating leather purses and making a whole host of magic soaps and potions. The workshops concluded with the wedding banquet, which certainly was an occasion the children celebrated in style.

Just a couple of days previously, King’s Ely Junior pupils took a step back in time and enjoyed a History workshop at Ely Cathedral. The action-packed History Pilgrims’ Day saw Year 7 students visiting the cathedral to learn more about the life of monks, medieval pilgrimages and the defence of the Isle of Ely by Hereward the Wake, as part of their History course.

Learning at King’s Ely is brought to life throughout the term with the help of hands-on experiences, visits from experts and exciting trips. As a result, our pupils develop learning habits which stick with them throughout their King’s Ely journey, taking great pride in their achievements along the way.

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