Year 4 spent a wonderful day in the Spring sunshine yesterday, exploring the beautiful Elizabethan mansion Montacute House and its impressive gardens.
Our tour guides walked us around the grand rooms, giving some really insightful information about how the house operated over 400 years ago. We were able to explore the servants quarters including the kitchen which would have been a hive of activity when its owners visited, and we looked at the luxurious main living quarters which housed a two poster bed carved from solid oak.
Our guides told us all about the importance of the feast in showing off wealth, and we looked at the very ornate dining room and imagined what five hours of eating very rich food might have been like! After this, the children were shown the difference in the way that different classes would have dressed and some had the chance to write with quills.
Outside, we explored the stunning grounds. A fantastic day was had by all and the children represented The Paragon brilliantly. Our image gallery has some more photos of the day.