the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
A Tudor Christmas
14 December 2018
On Friday 7 December, we were transported back to Selly Manor in Tudor times at the request of the Lord and Lady of the Manor. They invited us to join them for a Year 4 Christmas feast and morning of entertainment.
The Household staff shared medicinal facts with us on how to keep healthy using the seasonal evergreens and also cooking tips on how to prepare the best Christmas feast, including cooking a peacock. We were informed that it was the Tudors we have to thank, or indeed blame, for introducing sprouts!
After the feast came the entertainment which included a group of mummers who performed the dramatic story of St George slaying the dragon. There was also lots of carol singing, poetry recital and a display of Tudor dancing worthy of being featured on Strictly.
The girls had clearly enjoyed learning about this period in history which had been greatly enhanced by their trip to Selly Manor. The audience of parents and staff left the
assembly having learnt new facts too.
Selly Manor Assembly
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