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Fountains Abbey

Today, Year 3&4 pupils have been busy exploring Fountains Abbey. The class have been learning about King Henry VIII, and the impact he had on many religious buildings. Imagining life as a monk, pupils experienced a walk through the magnificent ruins of the abbey, focusing on their daily activities. There was also time to sketch, in preparation for our artwork later in the term.

‘When I got there, the ruins were a lot bigger than I expected.’ 

‘I really enjoyed it. The abbey was more tucked away than I expected and I would really recommend it to anyone who hasn’t been.

‘Even though I’ve been there before, I learned a lot more today.’ 

‘It was nice that our whole class was quiet for 5 minutes – we were pretending to be monks walking in silence.’ 

‘I enjoyed finding out where the monks went to the toilet!’