St Faith's at Ash

St Faith's at Ash Primary School

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Year 4 History Trip - Powell Cotton Museum

Year 4 donned their pith helmets and travelled 140 years back in time to what was then known as ‘The Dark Continent’.  A visit to the Powell Cotton Museum gave the children a glimpse into the life and times of explorers such as Percy Powell Cotton, whose family played a part in the British East India Company.  An abundance of stuffed African and Asian animals, beautifully displayed, was at first shocking but, as our guide explained, knowledge and attitudes were different in the 19th century, and now the onus is on us to preserve these amazing creatures.  The children came away with some interesting facts about African animals and they handled some of the exhibits such as a python skin, an elephant tooth and a crocodile skull. They looked at African fabrics and had a go at block printing.  Finally, they wandered around the fascinating Powell Cotton family home, where stewards were at hand to answer questions.  This enjoyable and informative trip will certainly have deepened the children’s insight into our History topic on aspects of the British Empire.