Sixth Form J visit Hampton Court to learn about Christmas traditions
Sixth Form J had a wonderful time visiting Hampton Court Palace on 3rd December.
They attended a Christmas workshop where they learnt about the traditions of Christmas and about the history of the palace including the reign of Henry VIII – and his six wives of course!
The students were delighted to hear that William Shakespeare performed some of his plays at the palace, and while we could not confirm if A Midsummer Night’s Dream was performed there, it was a wonderfully appropriate link to our Sixth Form curriculum!
Here’s what a couple of our students had to say about the visit:
“We met a man named Chris who was wearing Georgian clothes. He welcomed us and told us he would be our teacher for the day. We all asked him questions about his job and history. Chris taught us about Henry the VIII who had 6 wives. Chris was a nice man and I really enjoyed his stories about history. The palace was interesting, amazing, huge and beautiful. I wish we had gone inside the palace. I liked everything about the trip. I want to go on trips like this more often.” – Amos
“We learnt about Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria married a prince from Germany called Albert. We looked at the clothes they wore at the time, I liked them but I wouldn’t like to wear them now! We had a great time at Hampton Court Palace.” – Amelia