Pendle Witches expert brings history to life in Clitheroe

HISTORIANS: Our pictures show local historian and tour guide Simon Entwistle talking to pupils at Pendle Primary School. (s)

HISTORIANS: Our pictures show local historian and tour guide Simon Entwistle talking to pupils at Pendle Primary School. (s)

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PUPILS at Pendle Primary School were treated to “hands-on” history lessons by two experts.

Historian Adrian Warrell, visited class 3/4M and 3/4W to give the children a “Viking Experience”.

HISTORIANS: Our picture shows 'Viking man' Adrian Warrell with pupils at Pendle Primary School (s)

HISTORIANS: Our picture shows 'Viking man' Adrian Warrell with pupils at Pendle Primary School (s)

Mr Warrell provided workshops throughout the day which involved the children in many activities such as dressing as Vikings, making coins and grinding corn.

In class the pupils have painted Vikings and learnt how to write using Viking runes.

Class teacher Mr Richard Waterhouse said: “It was great to have some hands-on Viking experience from a real historian.”

Local historian and tour guide Simon Entwistle also visited Pendle to give an illuminating and informative talk on Pendle witches.

Pupils have been studying the Pendle witches as part of a local historical and geographical topic. It is the 400 year anniversary of the infamous witch trials at Lancaster prison where local witches were sentenced to be hanged.

Simon also gave a talk to all Key Stage Two pupils on local heroes and villains.

Assistant head teacher Mr Paul Atkinson said: “We are very lucky to have such a fantastic resource in Simon who was available to talk to our pupils.”