On Tuesday the 27th of June Yew & Aspen made a visit to the Chiltern Open Air Museum, near Amersham. The propose of the trip was to support the learning from this academic year, but also introduce new topics for the 2017/18 year.
We arrived in good time and were met by our Guide’ Sarah’ who talked us through the events for the day and also gave us some valuable background into how /why the museum had ended up on this site.
As a group we then went into our ‘Iron Age’ workshop which was taken by ‘Heidi’ of the Catuvellauni tribe in England.
tribe! The children then spent the next ninety minutes exploring and trialling different aspects of iron age life. This included ‘warrior face painting’, pottery, bread making and building an animal shelter.
After the group session and lunch the children and staff broke up into smaller groups to explore the other displays within the museum. The variety of equipment and information was fantastic and the children were most definitely fully engaged throughout.
We finished off the visit with a bush trail walk and the children made use of the medieval playground and got rid of some excess energy prior to the bus ride back to school. The trip was a great success, the demonstrations and displays were superb and the children represented the school extremely well.
A huge ‘Thankyou’ to Mrs Skillings, Mr McGregor and Mr Thompson who accompanied us on the trip and I know the children really enjoyed the day.