Lyonsdown Prep School Year 5 visit to Knebworth House

On Friday, 3rd May, Year 5 girls, as part of their history studies, travelled to Knebworth House for a day immersed in Tudor life. The weather was beautiful and everyone enjoyed the tour of the house in the morning, a picnic lunch in the sun and then the treasure trail in the gardens in the afternoon.
5SP remember some of their ‘best bits’:

I enjoyed doing calligraphy writing in Latin letters.

I liked learning a dance and leading my friends in a Spanish dance down the hall.

We saw many herbs in the kitchen gardens and I enjoyed trying to identify them all.

I loved trying out Tudor clothing and dressing up as Sir Sebastian.

I learnt that Queen Elizabeth had to go to the toilet in a chamber pot and the maid had to clean it out afterwards!

It was lovely when we saw the staff dressed up in Tudor costumes; it really made the atmosphere.
I loved the maze because there was a scroll in the middle and we had to find it.