Drighlington Primary School continued its ‘Inspirational People’ season with year two children having a Famous People Day.
The children dressed up as famous figures from throughout history, ranging from Queen Victoria to Jessica Ennis. There were awards given for best costume, as well as a guessing game to help the students learn about the people.
Kerry Sowden, who teaches Drighlington’s year two class, said the day was a big success.
“As well as encouraging the children to learn about some of our key historical figures, many of them turned up in home-made costumes, making the costume competition a lot more fun,” she said.
“The winning costume was Neil Armstrong, and it’s great to see the kids having fun whilst engaging with history, whether dressing up as royalty or a member of One Direction”.
The rest of the school is also going to be getting involved with history, with upcoming days dedicated to the Egyptians, for year four, and Victorians, for year six.
Year two were continuing to learn about history this week when Florence Nightingale made a visit to the class, played by an actress from educational theatre company Tempus Fugit.