Auckland Project

Christian Value: Wisdom and Creation

British Values: Mutual Respect

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child links:  Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education

Today, three lovely ladies came into school to work with us for the Auckland Project. We started the morning by learning some really interesting facts about Bishop Auckland and Auckland Castle. The ladies told us an interesting story about the Prince Bishop who lived in the castle. We all got to dress up in some outfits and role play some of the roles that would have been found in the castle. We also looked at some artifacts and we had to wear special gloves to touch them to make sure we kept them really safe.

In the afternoon, the children retold the story of the knight, the wild boar and the Prince Bishop. We then had to be really creative to make a tapestry telling the story. It was really important we all worked together to make sure the tapestry was in the correct order and told the story. Finally, we all got to make our very own wild boar.

We all had so much fun and learned some really interesting facts about Bishop Auckland.

Here are some quotes from the children:

“The armor is really heavy.”

“Making the story on the tapestry was really fun.”

“I liked wearing all of the different costumes.”

“I liked being the Prince Bishop and bossing people around.”