School pupils take a step back in time for lessons

Burnley High Schools Isaac OKeane shows St Josephs Park Hill pupils (from left) Billy Marsden, Murphy Tracey and Jack Stephenson how a knights chainmail was made.
Burnley High Schools Isaac OKeane shows St Josephs Park Hill pupils (from left) Billy Marsden, Murphy Tracey and Jack Stephenson how a knights chainmail was made.

Primary school pupils took a step back in time when they enjoyed a history workshop with students from Burnley High School.

The Year 5 pupils from St Joseph’s Park Hill were treated to a morning of learning with an emphasis on fun when they looked at the Viking, Roman and Medieval periods with their hosts.

A series of information stations constructed and manned by the high school students kept their young visitors enthralled and entertained while cakes and buns provided welcome refreshments.

Burnley High School teacher Miss Beth Walmsley, one of the organisers of the visit, said: “They were really enthusiastic and joined in with all the activities we had laid on. And our students gave a series of terrific presentations highlighting all the work they have undertaken in the past term.”

•Burnley High School’s Isaac O’Keane shows St Joseph’s Park Hill pupils Billy Marsden, Murphy Tracey and Jack Stephenson how a knight’s chainmail was made.