Year 6 Enjoy A History-Packed Day At Copped Hall

Yesterday, Year 6 visited the amazing Copped Hall, near Waltham Abbey, for an art/history day. Copped Hall has been under restoration since 1999, where they are bringing the building back to its former glory. This was a special opportunity for the children to see the work that goes into restoring these old buildings as well as seeing what they would have looked like originally.

When they arrived, the very knowledgeable volunteers took everyone on a tour around the house to see rooms that were complete and rooms that were very much work in progress. They visited the cellars and the stable block and found out lots of facts about the house through the ages. They were taken on a slightly damp walk to the amazing walled garden and to the ice house.

Whilst on the tour, the children were asked to note anything they might like to sketch later, then enjoyed taking some time to sketch these in the afternoon. The volunteers also told Year 6 interesting stories about the house including a fascinating tale about William Shakespeare staging a Midsummer Night’s Dream there (they did add a note to say that this may or may not be true).

We hope to visit Copped Hall again, next time in the sunshine!