Tudor England comes to Ealing
This term’s Travel and Treason topic, which began with the Wars of the Roses and finished in Elizabeth I’s reign, concluded with a Tudor Day in the Junior School.
Everyone in Forms 1 and 2 (Years 5 and 6) came to school in resplendent Tudor costumes, exchanging the St Benedict’s uniform for rich velvet, ostrich plumes, jewels and elaborate hats.
The day began with Tudor games in the Hall: not a computer screen in sight, the children played chess, card games, backgammon and Goose, an early form of Snakes and Ladders.
It was then time for something more energetic, as they mastered the complicated steps of Tudor dances.
Finally, everyone tucked in to a festive Tudor Banquet.