Scribes and Skivvies
Site: Kirkstall Abbey
This workshop is led by museums staff.
This two-hour workshop gives pupils the opportunity to explore the daily lives of monks but places particular emphasis on the importance of birth and education. By comparing the lives of the choir monks and lay brothers here at Kirkstall, pupils will learn of the differences in role, function and importance between those who came from a rich and poor background in Tudor society.
This workshop raises some very important issues in both the history and citizenship curriculum and can stimulate excellent discussion. Pupils are often surprised to find that a monastic community was not always inclusive; Kirkstall Abbey was not a meritocracy, trying to better yourself as a lay brother was a punishable offence!
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 2305492.
History: What was it like to live here in the past? What were the differences between the lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times?
Literacy; Speaking & Listening, Reading, Vocabulary
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30