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Atchoo! A Medieval Experience at Bedford Prep School

Published Wednesday 13th of June 2018 02:26:19 PM

The Medieval Period was brought to life for Bedford Prep Year 5 boys last week as they took part in a series of fun, interactive workshops. After a vivid introduction to the period with illustrations and props, the boys learnt about the Black Death and the Great Plague that wiped out thousands of citizens. The history of the time was brought to life for the boys by historical characters including the creepy-looking Plague Doctor, who wore a beak-like mask filled with aromatic herbs to treat infected patients. His strange cures for the plague – most of which did not work – were both amusing and tragic. Malcolm the Monk then spoke to them about religion of the time. He talked about the plague saints and involved everyone in a memento mori exercise before delivering a Black Death-themed Miracle Play. It was a fascinatingly gruesome workshop for the boys on their current topic of study.
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