As Friday (19 January) began, Year 7 pupils at The Towers Convent School, Steyning, solemnly prepared to face the horrors of the 2018 Black Death Day, during which they investigated its cause and impact.
Pupils, appropriately dressed but extremely cheerful, faced the decimation of their villages, with one third of the population dead. As the day progressed they moved on to a daunting drama about an afflicted town, when pupils experienced ordinary people’s suspicion and often dismissiveness of their leaders’ attempts to control the plague.
An English challenge provided pupils with the opportunity to be creative as they designed and made aptly named board games. The day included many varied activities in different subject areas, all of which the pupils and staff loved. A great day was had by all and every single one survived the plague!