Trip to the Kings Lynn Gaols a great success!
Stories of Lynn provided a fantastic learning experience for Year 5 and 6 children with a variety of engaging and educational activities that developed their understanding of our current topic – Crime & Punishment Through Time. In groups, the children followed a rotation of activities which included visiting the old gaol cells and learning about the former residents, visiting a Victorian court room and participating in a role-play court session, meeting a current magistrate and learning how to conduct a modern court hearing, meeting a King’s Lynn archivist and learning about historical court cases, and discovering the medieval mayors and their regalia in the Town Hall Museum. The children also had an opportunity to learn about the mysterious King John’s Cup and to create their own cups for display at the museum once they are complete.
The behaviour of the children throughout the day was impeccable and I am proud to say that they were excellent ambassadors for the school. In fact, the workshop team were very impressed by the listening and questioning from our students during each session. The whole day was so well-organised by the Stories of Lynn and so much enthusiasm and care had gone into the planning and presentation of workshops that they managed to keep everyone’s attention from start to finish!
If you do get the chance to visit the museum, you won’t be disappointed. It’s full of fascinating glimpses into this town’s past. They also have some great science events coming up over the school holidays that the children would benefit from.