Primary High Notes 6th October 2023

Year 5 Anglo Day

Primary High Notes 6th October 2023

At the beginning of the week I had the privilege of attending the HMC Conference in Stratford upon Avon, which brought together Heads of leading independent schools from the UK and around the world. It was a fantastic opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions about current, key education topics, exchange ideas, and learn from each other’s experiences. These connections and insights will undoubtedly benefit our school and our commitment to providing the best possible education for our students.

At school it has been another wonderfully busy week. One of the highlights was the re-enactment of a Mead Hall as part of the introduction to the Anglo Saxon topic for Year 5. The catering team’s attention to historical accuracy by serving non-orange carrots and excluding potatoes, which indeed did not arrive from Ireland until the 1500s, added an authentic touch to the experience. Using elderflower water as a substitute for mead added an interesting touch to the experience, allowing pupils to immerse themselves in the past. Such educational and interactive activities can truly make history come alive.

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