The Barber Surgeon – Outreach
See how these specially trained medieval men and women would undertake anything from a haircut and shave to an amputation or arrow removal, in a world where germs were not known about. Subjects included are: shaving, amputations, the four humors, bleeding, herb lore, teeth and dentistry, men and women practitioners, lack of understanding of germs, treatment of wounds, arrow extraction and stitching, the role of physicians and dealing with common illnesses.
*We have made some small changes to keep the pupils, adults and the facilitators safe. But despite these changes, the facilitators will still be delivering an engaging and informative session for the pupils to support their learning back in the classroom.
Key Stage 1-5: History, English & SMSC
Duration: a Half Day or a Full Day booking
Cost: £4 or £8 per pupil, including travel expenses
National Curriculum Links:
Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally and lives of significant individuals
Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality – a local history study
Extending pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
The development of church, state and society in medieval Britain 1066-1509: the Wars of the Roses
Pupils to listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers, ask relevant questions and justify answers, arguments and opinions