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Castell Henllys



On 26th April the pupils of key stage 2 visited Castell Henllys to learn more about how the Celts lived. As the children walked up to the village, passing from the present into the past, they learned how the Celts would have made use of the natural resources in their environment.

On arrival at the village the children were greeted by the Chief before they tried their hand at some of the everyday tasks that would have been carried out by the villagers.

The children used hazel branches to weave walls for a new roundhouse which was under construction before the messy work began to coat it with daub.

They made bread. After grinding wheat both by hand and with a mill stone, they mixed, kneaded and shaped dough into rolls which were then cooked on a flat stone above an open fire during which time they had their faces painted to resemble Cetlic warriors.

Also, they had a go at basket weaving and by the end of the day they had proudly completed a basket which they used to carry their bread back to school.

Despite the cold wind and the occasional snow shower a great day was had by all.