Gallery: Children at Queen’s House in Woodbridge experience life in the middle ages

Year one pupils from Queens House, Woodbridge, spent the day as it would have been in a 12th centur

Year one pupils from Queens House, Woodbridge, spent the day as it would have been in a 12th century castle. Photos by Sadie Windschaeffel - Credit: Sadie Windschaeffel

Time-travelling schoolchildren stepped back through the centuries to experience life in the middle ages

Year one pupils at Queen’s House, the pre-preparatory department of Woodbridge School, enjoyed a special history event as they spent the day living as it would have been in a 12th century castle.

The children picked up a variety of skills important to medieval life such as weaving and making medicinal herb bags and leather finger protectors which they used for archery training.

The afternoon was spent at a banquet, where the children took on different roles and castle duties.

Some entertained with singing, juggling or jesting, while others acted out the story of George and the Dragon.

The day ended with a display of skill and bravery, during which children donned shield and lance and practised their tilting skills at the quintain.