School's day out at Winterbourne Medieval Barn

September 23 2021
School's day out at Winterbourne Medieval Barn

CHILDREN from Elm Park Primary School have become the first to visit historic Winterbourne Medieval Barn in three years.

The barn closed for refurbishment in 2018 but after it reopened last year, coronavirus restrictions had prevented school visits until the visit by Elm Park pupils in September.

Children from Years 1 to 6 walked from the school in Nicholls Lane along Winterbourne High Street and down Church Lane to the barn, where they were given a warm welcome and had a "terrific time" making potions, sampling medieval food and dressing up in period clothing.

Head teacher Carol Bond said: "The children had a truly wonderful time."

Mrs Bond said the outing was part of a return to normal activities which have included whole school assemblies, certificate presentations and signing assemblies.

She said: "In so many ways, it felt as if we had been transported back in time two years."

More activities are set to return, including a harvest service, infant Christmas productions, carols by candlelight, a whole school trip Aerospace Bristol and themed weeks.

The school is holding an open morning on October 19 at 9.30am and afternoon tours for families who have children due to start school next year.

They need to be booked in advance, by calling 01454 866750.