Today we’ve kicked off the school year with a really interesting visit to the centre of our home-town, Chesterfield.
We started the day by visiting Chesterfield Museum where we found out all about how Chesterfield has grown it started out as a town way back in the time of the Romans. We found out about the jobs that our ancestors would have probably been involved with. We even had a go on some old household devices such as this old washing machine that Harvey and Sam are demonstrating here!
Following our visit to the museum we headed to our most famous landmark – the Crooked Spire. We sat with our sketch books and drew some fabulous images of the Spire and its’ features. Leoni chose to send her brilliant art work home as a ‘Work Selfie’ – she’s the first person in Oaks class to send home a ‘work selfie’.
We then explored the inside of the church and saw some volunteers making a fabulous well-dressing. This is a piece of art created with petals, leaves and seeds. We might even be inspired to create our own using materials from our Peace Garden back at BHPS.
Following on from our visit to the Crooked Spire, we visited the Shambles – this is the oldest part of Chesterfield. The Royal Oak pub in the Shambles is one of the oldest buildings in Chesterfield. It’s been around since the 12th century!
Next up as we return to BHPS tomorrow, we’ll be using all of our researched information and photographs to create visitor guides to our brilliant home town of Chesterfield.