Last term Year 5 were due to visit Pershore Abbey as part of their Year 4 History topic about Anglo Saxon Britain. Unfortunately the visit was booked for one of the unprecedentedly hot days when the school allowed children to be collected early, so the visit was postponed.
This term, the children were able to catch up on this important enrichment activity and spent an afternoon in role, learning about the life of Benedictine monks at Pershore Abbey. As part of the visit, they had a tour of the Abbey grounds, explored stories told through the Abbey’s stained-glass windows and ate a traditional meal shared by the monks of the Abbey. Throughout the meal the children acted like real Benedictine monks and took a vow of silence. Eating in silence gave everyone time to listen to prayers and reflect on their day as a monk. If they wanted more of anything during the meal, they communicated through sign language.