6F Mr Flitcroft
Welcome to 6F
Welcome back! Last term was super busy with trips to York, visits from the Woodland Adventure Company, Christmas plays, quizzes and many other exciting opportunities. This term brings the residential trip to Barhaugh Hall and the fascinating topic of Eyam as part of our Great and Ghastly Big Idea – all will be revealed!
In 1665 a tailor from Eyam ordered a box of materials relating to his trade from London, that he was to make into clothes for the villagers. He unwittingly triggered a chain of events that led to 260 Eyam villagers dying from bubonic plague – more than double the mortality rate suffered by the citizens of London in the Great Plague.
Between the first death and the last, the villagers set an extraordinary and enduring example of self-sacrifice by sealing off the village from the surrounding areas to prevent the disease spreading.
During our topic, we will be finding answers to the following problems:
- What was the plague?
- Where was the plague?
- How did people try and prevent the plague?
- What can we learn from the story of Eyam?