Teachers dress up to bring history to life

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HISTORY vividly came to life for children of a Hucknall school as staff dressed up as characters from the past.

The stunt at Annie Holgate Junior was designed to help youngsters get to grips with history without just reading about it in the pages of text books.

Children didn’t get the chance to be transformed into famous characters but staff certainly got into the spirit.

One male teacher was turned into William Wallace, aka ‘Braveheart’, while others took on the roles of the likes of Eqyptian queen Cleopatra, nurse Florence Nightingale and even a Second World War soldier.

The theme day, which was staged just before the half-term holiday, went down well among the children.

A member of staff said: “We just wanted to do something different and help the kids learn in a fun way that will hopefully bring history to life for them.

“This is a perfect way to capture a youngster’s attention and should mean that some of the information we are teaching will stick because of the dress-up session.”

n OUR PHOTO shows several of the staff members who dressed up to bring history lessons to life — DISPIC NHUD11-2766-1.