KING’S Ely Junior pupils visited Ely Museum to explore the Fenland Room and listen to some traditional Fenland myths and legends.

Original artefacts were interrogated and tried out by Year 3 pupils during the visit on May 8th, including eel catchers, Fen skates and some rather lovely Fen bonnets!

Stories were shared of Boggarts in the marshes, European beating skaters and Tiddy Mun. Maps were studied and many of the pupils realised that where they live now had originally been underwater prior to the drainage of the Fen.

Teacher of Year 3 at King’s Ely Junior, Olivia Petherick, said: “The children also learnt why it was important to tie twine beneath your knees at harvest time. If you want to know why you’ll have to ask them!”

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