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First Years enjoy the Mary Rose!

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The First Year had a fabulous day at the Historic Dockyard at Portsmouth visiting the Mary Rose Museum. They had a fantastic, interactive workshop on ‘Tudor Turning Points’ in which the y learned more about major events in the reign of Henry VIII that changed English history and then got to handle replica artefacts from the Mary Rose. They discovered how these were used in Tudor warfare, medicine, navigation, and everyday life. What was surprising was just how many of them are still used today in one form or another. We then had a guided tour of the museum that enabled the girls to ask questions and see all manner of amazing finds from the Mary Rose and to learn much more about how the ship worked and about the lives of people during the Tudor period.

It was a wonderful day and ended the First Year’s Tudor History topic perfectly. The staff at the museum were impressed not only by the girls’ engagement and behaviour, but also by their knowledge. They are looking forward to hosting us again next year!

Alistair Dougall, Head of History