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Year 4 boost learning at Plas Mawr Conwy

Year 4 boost learning at Plas Mawr Conwy

Year 4 pupils at Rydal Penrhos got to learn more about the Tudor era on a visit to a prominent Conwy landmark.

The Prep School group took an educational trip to Plas Mawr on Thursday, June 27, where they took a tour of the building built between 1576 and 1585 for the influential Welsh merchant, Robert Wynn.

During the visit, the pupils were given a taste of how the house would have been run in the Elizabethan era by an actress taking up the role of Dorothy Wynn, former lady of the house.

They also got the chance to learn more about Tudor exploration and Sir Francis Drake, as Mr Wynn was a merchant and spent time at sea.

The group then learnt all about the Wynn family and how the house was run thanks to a special audio tour that proved to be highly useful for the group in terms of contextualising their learning from the classroom

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “We are fortunate to have so many wonderfully historic buildings right on our doorstep here at Rydal Penrhos, and we would like to thank all the staff at Plas Mawr for a wonderful and making us feel so welcome.

“The building is one of the most significant of its kind in the country, and it is great that our pupils get to learn about life in the era from such an architectural gem.”

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