Rocks Park Primary School visited us yesterday for a workshop on the history of soup.
Our Education officer Maria demonstrated a 17th Century pottage on our open fire. Year 5 Pupils used pestle and mortars to prepare herbs and ingredients. They also tried on period costumes and learnt about life for a child who would have lived at Bridge Cottage in the 17th Century. Our education officer Nicola and volunteer Tricia helped Year 5 create their own food timelines, placing pulses, vegetables, herbs and nuts in order of their introduction to our tables throughout time from the Prehistoric period right up to modern day.
Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre is available to schools and groups for educational workshops. Please contact us for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org