The Tudor experience

More than 150 young visitors travelled back to Tudor times in Horsham.

During the day at Christ’s Hospital school children visited the school’s museum where they were able to delve into its own Tudor history.

They re-created recipes of the period in a food and nutrition lesson, investigated practical science in a laboratory and enjoyed a lively session of maypole dancing.

After a banquet style lunch, the children joined in with one of Christ’s Hospital’s most famous traditions, ‘Band Parade’ when its pupils march from their boarding houses into lunch to the accompaniment of the Band. The day finished with a spectacular display in the Quad of the ‘Sport of Kings’, Tudor falconry, by CJ Birds of Prey.

Jessica Copley, head of history, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome schools from across the region to Christ’s Hospital to experience our Tudor Living History Day. The variety of different activities enabled the children to draw on Christ’s Hospital’s own Tudor origin and enhance their knowledge generally of this colourful period.”

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