The Wednesday trip this week was to the Museum of the French “Ecole Primaire,” in St Clar, where we saw how rural French children were taught, organised and punished in years gone by. We re-enacted a lesson, wearing the traditional Tabliers (aprons) with our own Maître in charge, bearing his cane, his “Red Tongue” for putting onto children who spoke their home language of Occitane instead of French in school and his “Tête d’Âne” dunce’s hat / donkey ears that were worn as a punishment for being silly. Outside there were playground games and further discoveries of 19th Century French education.
There was superb weather for the school’s second attempt to hold the annual Summer Fete and everyone basked in the lovely sunshine, enjoying the... Read More
The Pre-Prep and Early Years joined in with the recent whole school day of Health and Well-being. With many activities done indoors and out,... Read More
The Three Castles of the Mowden Pre-Prep (Dilston, Warkworth and Aydon) battled it out on their Sports Day afternoon, competing in a wide variety... Read More