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The Year 1 children travelled 'back in time' as they visited the Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey to learn about the life of Guy Fawkes and find out about the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The children got into the spirit by dressing up in old-fashioned clothing.


On this exciting trip, the pupils learnt all about the toys that Guy would have played with and got to make their own lanterns. They saw some of the disgusting food that Guy would have eaten and found out that the people of the time would have eaten anything, including rats!


The final activity of the day saw the children making quills and writing secret messages. To finish, there was a super performance of the Gunpowder Plot, which even saw some lucky children getting a chance to be on the stage!



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