Pupils learn about the Battle of Worcester for Christmas Project
Year 6 pupils at Cherry Orchard Primary School enjoyed a visit from The Battle of Worcester Society and Worcester Re-enactors on Monday 8th November 2021.
BoWS Chairman Richard Shaw, gave an interesting presentation to pupils about Worcestershire’s key role during the English Civil War, being the location of the first and last battle, over 370 years ago.
Roger Fairman and Brian Bullock, from the historical re-enactment group, dressed as a musketeer and pikeman to demonstrate weapons used during the battle. They invited pupils to try on armoury and handle replica weapons.
The visit was a useful introduction for pupils to get an understanding of this important part of English history, and links well with the school’s community history.
The pupils have been asked by the society to make themed decorations to adorn the Battle of Worcester Society Christmas tree in Worcester Cathedral, as part of the annual Christmas Tree Festival in December.