R10 History Trip to Tredegar House
On Thursday 10th March, our R10 pupils enjoyed stepping back in time to the Victorian era as we spent a day at the impressive Tredegar House. Pupils have been studying the daily life of this period, including the differences in social class. Pupils thoroughly embraced the day, dressed as Victorian children with Miss McManus, Mrs Burleton, Miss Thornton and Mr Dennis also dressed in suitable attire! The pupils had a tour of the house and learned all about the Morgans of Tredegar and their influential role in the development of industry and commerce in South Wales. The National Trust volunteers at Tredegar House commented on how impressed they were with the pupils’ prior knowledge of the Morgans of Tredegar. Pupils were also lucky to experience life ‘below stairs’, with a private tour of the servants’ quarters. However, the highlight of the day for many was finding out that Evan Morgan had a menagerie of wild animals in the garden; and used to invite his crocodile, boxing kangaroo and honey bear indoors during his wild dinner parties!
Well done, R10, for an enjoyable day at Tredegar House! Da iawn, R10!
10 March 2016
Junior School News