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Young Henry

Arts Award - Explore

Arts Award - Explore

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History, English | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Classroom-based

Henry VIII began his reign full of fun and energy. However, the break with Rome marked a turning point in English history and a series of key events meant that Henry began to change into the obese tyrant we recognise today.

Pupils will develop their drama skills by acting out key events from Henry’s early life as a monarch, thinking critically and weighing evidence, to discover why the monarch changed so dramatically in later life, and the impact that this had on the country as a whole.

This session particularly develops pupils’ perspective and judgement and historical enquiry skills. The session is linked to a major permanent exhibition at the palace.

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:

  • Understanding some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

Booking information

Tuesday, Wednesday
10.30, 11.45, 13.15
One hour
Up to 35 pupils
£93 plus admission

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