Medieval fun from university visitors

PUBLISHED: 16:00 21 June 2013

Hugh Sexey's School, kids performing the play they have written with the help of students from the University of the West of England.

Hugh Sexey's School, kids performing the play they have written with the help of students from the University of the West of England.

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CHILDREN at a Somerset school enjoyed a week of medieval-themed activities including a play, a trip and a series of workshops in collaboration with a south west university.

Hugh Sexey's School,  kids performing the play they have written from their WOW week.Hugh Sexey's School, kids performing the play they have written from their WOW week.

Youngsters at Hugh Sexey Middle School in Sexeys Road, Blackford, performed an original play they had written during their WOW week on a trip to Chepstow Castle.

The week of activities was outside their normal lesson timetable and youngsters also enjoyed medieval workshops based on textiles, pottery and stained glass window-making.

The week was a collaboration with the University of the West Of England, which saw trainee teachers work alongside staff and youngsters at the school to deliver a range of activities.

Each year group performed one scene of the play based on St George and the dragon during their trip and again at an assembly for key stage two students and parents.

Head of humanities Roberta Taylor said: “It was brilliant. The kids really liked it.

“It was the first year we coordinated to such an extent with the UWE.”

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