National Civil War Centre visit helps Chuter Ede Primary School pupils get creative
Pupils delved into the 17th Century to experience the drama of civil war.
Mrs Lindsay Follen, a year six class teacher at Chuter Ede Primary School, said the children were engaged and excited after a visit from the National Civil War Centre, so much so, that the school created a window display for the Newark museum.
Mrs Follen said: “They came to the school in character and it really engaged and excited the children from all three classes (two on the Balderton site and one on Fernwood).
“We visited the civil war centre after they came to us and we went on a tour around the town.
“From there, we were inspired to take on the textiles project.”
As part of the school’s design technology lessons, the children learned to sew and created a template for their civil war puppets.
“At first, the stitching was very tricky, but they persevered and got there,” said Mrs Follen.
“The children worked with partners and it became about team work and finding each others strengths.”
The year six classes also created power-point presentations, posters and reports on what they had discovered from their trip to the civil war centre.
Their work, including their puppets, will feature on a window display over the summer holidays.