Tudors key stage 2

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Timber frame buildings are the legacy of Tudor architects. In this workshop, pupils build structures individually and in groups (problem solving along the way) tracing the origin of craft skills from ship to house building, climaxing with the construction of a giant 'Globe Theatre' , where the pupils literally raise the roof which stands some 2 metres off the floor.

The workshops starts with each pupil making a tetrahedron, with which they problem solve in groups to form columns.  A continuous prism is built by the whole group, the finale being the raising of the roof on to the columns.

 

The pupils congregate within the confines of their Globe Theatre and imagine a Tudor audience responding to a Shakespearean play. If time allows pupils get the chance to ‘play’ the Globe.

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