Plants, Plagues & Potions

£12 per student


Full day

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The 1500s and 1600s were a time of exploration and discovery, as people connected with cultures around the world, learning about new plants, people, and materials. These discoveries sparked a Scientific Revolution. People began experimenting to find out more about the world around them and started to classify plants and animals as well as introducing the Scientific Method which is still used today. It was a period of transition, when people were still holding on to old superstitions but thinking in new ways.

In this session students will learn how plants were used during the Great Plague and have the opportunity to create their own ‘medicines’ using plants from the garden. They will explore the house looking for witch marks and will take part in their very own witch trial, based on an actual witch trial that took place in Leicestershire.