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Medieval Day 2017

Medieval Day

A wonderful array of primary school children in costume arrived to enthusiastically partake in the school’s Medieval Day last Monday, with ladies, knights, crusaders, nuns and knaves from St. Joseph & St. Teresa and Wookey schools joining in the fun. Elizabeth Cairncross began the day with a reading of the Anglo-Saxon poem English poem ‘The Wanderer’ in fluent Old English – Wyrd bið ful aræd!* After this the pupils followed a busy programme of stone carving, calligraphy, gingerbread-making and a fearsome weaponry display all headed up by Chris Eldridge, head of history and his staff, ably assisted by a group of sixth-form historians. Wells with its wealth of medieval buildings provided the perfect backdrop and despite the scorching temperatures the children had an informative, stimulating and memorable day, in the words of one pupil: “Can I come back tomorrow? I love all the old ruins here!” *’Destiny is all!’