Jousting tournament rounds off year four’s Tudor studies

Pupils re-enacting Tudor jousting tournament

A jousting tournament held in the Junior School playground was the perfect way for year four to round off the term after learning about the Tudors in their History lessons.

RH watching Tudor jousting tournamentWith everybody looking forward to the forthcoming Olympics and Henry VIII being a keen sportsman, the children had been studying Tudor sport – and so they decided to re-enact one of the tournaments that the king so often entered to prove his skill.

After designing and making their own shields, swords and helmets, the children held their own tournament on the playground with reception class RH proving to be an enthusiastic crowd.

And after successfully jousting through four rounds, the eventual victor was Georgia Sykes, who was knighted on the spot to tumultuous applause!

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