‘Turrets and Tiaras’ is this term’s theme in Packwood Acorns. One of the highlights of the term is the trip to Chirk Castle. The Acorns enjoy the experience of dressing up as servants and then, to their delight, donning the finery of the lords and ladies of the castle. They looked stunning in their costumes!
Having learned that there were no doctors five hundred years ago the children discovered that crushed snail juice is perfect for dealing with a cold; ground up mice bones is good for your teeth, a mixture of treacle, cloves and raisins supposedly cures a sore throat and leeches are good for wounds.
Having enjoyed their picnic lunch, the Acorns had to work out which foods the rich people enjoyed and which the poor people ‘enjoyed’. They identified that the poor people definitely had the better diet with fruit and vegetables and wholemeal flour for the bread.
The day ended with a tour around the castle and the opportunity to play traditional games and learn a traditional dance in the castle’s magnificent gallery.