This is a week-long project that allows students to gain an understanding of Tudor society through a range of creative activities. Run in collaboration with Gemma Rowan, Director of South London Youth Collective ‘Sound’s Like Chaos’, students spend a full day at Lauderdale House, learning about the House’s Tudor beginnings, and taking part in Tudor dancing, costume design and Shakespearean acting.

This day is followed by four sessions in school, each one focusing on a different aspect of Tudor life including beatboxing the Pilgrimage of Grace, designing Elizabeth I a new ruff and voicing the rights of Black Tudors through poetry. The final session is an action-packed quiz to test the student’s knowledge. The art-focused approach of this project, enables History to become accessible and exciting, ensuring students find a new-found interest in the past.

Many thanks to John Lyon's Charity for funding this project.

A woman dressed in a Tudor outfit
Students in Waterlow Park
People in Tudor dress inside Lauderdale House
John Lyon's Charity