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Year 4 find out about Tudor life on Plas Mawr visit

Year 4 find out about Tudor life on Plas Mawr visit

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, where they took a tour of the building, which was built between 1576 and 1585 for the influential Welsh merchant, Robert Wynn.

During their 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, and they were also given the opportunity to dress up in Tudor clothes and as part of a workshop surrounding food and medicine from the era, where they handled many genuine artefacts including leather jacks and pewter cups.

Prep School head Alison Hind, said: “Our Tudor topic is something that is a source of great excitement for our Year 4 contingent, and this trip gives them an additional insight into what life was like during the era.

“They found out first-hand the struggles that people had to endure, which is a stark contrast to the world we live in and the increasing influence of technology in the digital age.”

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