This session was all about activities relating to Medieval monks and life in a monastery.
The children played Top Trump Monks, working out the different jobs in a monastery and who was more important. They learnt about the History of Abingdon Abbey with a Dragons and Ladders gameboard designed for a recent Heritage Lottery Funded project. You can download these games here.
The children also got to design their own illuminated letter like the ones in Medieval manuscripts. While anyone who got a bit bored could test their nose and investigate what herbs and flowers were used for making medicine at that time.