Llancaiach Fawr


Year 7 Students Experience Living History at Llancaiach Fawr

This week, our Year 7 students embarked on an educational and immersive trip to Llancaiach Fawr in Nelson, where they stepped back in time to experience life during the Civil War period in Wales. The visit, run by Mrs. Lawrence, our curriculum leader for history, was a unique opportunity for the students to engage with living history.

During the trip, students participated in a variety of hands-on activities that brought history to life. They crafted plague bags, which were used in the past to ward off disease and made medieval soap using traditional methods. These activities provided a tangible connection to the historical practices and daily life of the time.

In addition to the crafts, the students explored various aspects of life in the 17th century. They learned about the weapons used during the Civil War, the role of barber surgeons, and the judicial practices of the period. These interactive sessions offered a comprehensive understanding of the era's challenges and innovations.

Mrs. Lawrence emphasised the importance of such experiential learning opportunities. "Trips like this allow students to connect with history in a meaningful way. By engaging directly with the past, they develop a deeper appreciation for the subject and its relevance to our present and future."

The visit to Llancaiach Fawr was a memorable experience for our Year 7 students, enriching their understanding of history and sparking curiosity about the past. We look forward to more educational trips that bring history to life for our students.