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4 March 2014 by Simon

Welcome to Sudley House by Phoebe, age 6, St. Anthony of Padua Primary School

Welcome to Sudley House by Phoebe, age 6, St. Anthony of Padua Primary School

Calling all teachers! Did you know that we offer a variety of free school sessions at Sudley house? Pupils can learn about the Holt family, the paintings, old toys and even have a chance at a craft session making little peg dolls.

After you’ve brought a class along, why not follow this up with some classroom based work?

 

 

 

 

Year 2 pupils from St Anthony of Padua Catholic Primary school visited recently, and were given a tour of Sudley, learning all about the Holt family and what it was like to be a member of staff. They also had a look at our collection of Victorian and Edwardian toys, and had the chance to learn about the differences between the older toys and the new toys from today.

The pupils followed this up at school and produced some lovely colourful “children’s guides to Sudley House”, with information about the family and paintings. Tom’s guide included the cracking fact:

In 1896 George died.

In 1944 Emma died,

This is NOT how Sudley House lost it’s job,

Emma gave it to us!

 

Lottie’s reasons for visiting Sudley House

Lottie’s reasons for visiting Sudley House

As Lottie points out on the right, there’s at least four reasons to visit Sudley House, so why not give us a call to find out more about the sessions available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Holt, his daughter Emma and wife Elizabeth by Eva, Year 2, St. Anthony of Padua Primary School

George Holt, his daughter Emma and wife Elizabeth by Eva, Year 2, St. Anthony of Padua Primary School

Many thanks go to Lottie, Eva, Ella, Charley, Phoebe, Rosie, Tom, Alex, Joe, Oliver, John, Paddy, Nathan, Reuben and all Year 2 pupils who visited and took the time to make the wonderful leaflets. A big thanks to the teachers who passed on copies.

 

  1. Nikki says:

    My daughter Phoebe was involved in this work and she has been telling us all about the Holt Family ever since her school visit, she has also been back twice since!

    Thanks very much for getting her so interested in and excited about local history.

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