Taking a step back to Tudor times in South Woodford

PUBLISHED: 15:50 06 November 2012

Children learn how to make butter - Vienna, 8, Tegan, 8 and Tolani, 8

Children learn how to make butter - Vienna, 8, Tegan, 8 and Tolani, 8


Children in South Woodford took a step back in time on Thursday to experience what life was like for youngsters in the Tudor period.

A group at Community Healthcare Innovations in Eastwood Close played games such as North, South, East and West and wore Tudor costumes to get in the mood.

Children’s services co-ordinator Sandra Wood said: “It was all based on what it would be like to be a child in Tudor times, picking up on eating and health issues.

“It was activities that children would have enjoyed then.”

In North, South, East and West, players run to various points and act out sailor’s commands such as climbing the rigging.

The group also made their own butter and played marelles, a game similar to noughts and crosses.

They normally enjoy activities at the Roding Lane North allotments as part of the Growing Kids project but have taken their funtime indoors during the winter months.

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