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R8 St Fagans Trip

What a fantastic day! R8 were very excited about our trip to St Fagan’s to visit the Iron Age roundhouse. They were not disappointed when the first fact that they learnt was that the farmstead’s name, Bryn Eryr means the “Hill of the Eagle”. They were proud that they could answer several questions about the Celts but were curious to hear more about life as Celts.

We were all able to touch a replica spear, flint and a scythe – luckily these were blunt but gave us a good idea of how the Celts would have used them! We also had to decide what foods would have been available in the Iron Age…foods like purple carrots, wild strawberries and no chocolate!

Our highlight was the opportunity to weave like the Celts. We even heard about how the Celts used berries to dye the wool to produce colourful clothing. A very busy afternoon that will be really helpful when we’re back in the classroom. Well done, R8!

Mrs Burleton

 

8 October 2018

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