KEY stage three children from Hugh Sexey Middle School made learning extra fun when they took part in some workshops ran by university students from UWE.

The Medieval Lifestyles workshops kicked off the week with sampling food and making pilgrim badges with a low melting point alloy.

After a day trip to Chepstow Castle, the pupils returned to school to get stuck in to some medieval artwork, which resulted in the children creating some creative artwork by using the polly board printing method and calligraphy.

One workshop also included making costumes which were worn in the afternoon assembly where the year six children performed and gave the budding creators a chance to demonstrate their work.

Each child was provided with a study task booklet that allowed them to record their learning, but also allowed them to evaluate and reflect on their experiences during the busy week.

Mrs Taylor, head of humanities and workshop co-ordinator, deemed the Medieval Lifestyles as “another very successful visit”.