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Wrangle Reporters have decided to write about people and events at Wrangle Primary School. We will be looking at how our local newspapers report on news events, sport, entertainment, fashion, and other items we may find. Some of our articles will reflect local and national news that has been highlighted in the media, including radio and T.V. The Editor and some roving reporters will be going out and about in the area in order to obtain first hand information about our environment.

EDITOR'S NOTE Please email wranglereporters@gmail.com if you have any suggestions or comments. Some of these may be published!

Editor: Jeannette Ellwood

Our Team of Reporters for 2012 is:
Zak, Helena, Georgia, Bethan, Arron and Sophy

P.S.I take full responsibilty for any typos! Just let me know if you spot one and I will send you the Editor's Special Secret Award...

After very busy Christmas activities and a break during the first half of our Spring Term Wrangle Reporters are back to work with writing, reporting and and film making.

Our current projects include filming footage for a DVD about our school, observing nature at Freiston Shore RSPB site, and preparing Art for a continuation of an School exhibition at Giles Academy Art Gallery in nearby Boston.

Future Projects

We are planning a visit to BBC Lincolnshire studios in Lincoln as a followup to Scott Dalton's visit to our school. We are currently arranging poetry sessions with our local poet Annette Burrell and are already looking forward to an Easter visit to the Old Pottery where no doubt a quantity of Sophy's famous cupcakes will be consumed...not to mention the publication of our Writing Rocks story competition results.

Jack Greene Tudor Time Traveller

Jack Greene Tudor Time Traveller
Our intrepid Bethan with the dried frogs!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Horrible Histories in Wrangle -Tudor Time Traveller - Jack Greene

Jack Greene, a notable expert on the Tudor King of England and his times visited Wrangle School on the 15th November. He made a great impact on our Wrangle Reporters, here are some of their thoughts and impressions...

'Jack had a lot of historic artifacts, my favourite was the musket.  It was huge and loud. He also brought a longbow and three arrows. Two were sharp and these could kill you, one was blunt but it would definitely still hurt you.' Bethan went on to describe how a pig was killed and how the lady of the house would collect the blood to use with herbs and spices. 'Jack was very rude, he told us a Tudor swear word. It was 'God's bones'!
Zak's account tells of the sinking of the Mary Rose which happened during the war against the spanish ships (The Armada). He goes on to report that ...'Jack allowed us to dress up in many tudor clothes, including a bird scarer boy, a soldier, the Earl of Lincoln and his Countess. thieves, docotors and many more!...We ended the day playing Tudor games like stick wrestling and foot wrestling.'
Georgia was most taken with some of the medicines in use during that time. ...'Jack passed round all sorts of medicines like dried frogs, and  dried mouse, a pickled scorpion.  The best part of the day was when Jack used the longbow and shot an arrow 11 feet from where we all stood.
Arron told us more about the medical techniques used, including the effective use of leeches. Jack brought a jar full of live ones... 'When they saw us they tried to get out (hungry perhaps?) and it was peculiar when they started stretching out. They used the leeches to take your headache away because it sucks your bad blood away. If you had a sore throat you had to find a spider and put butter on it to help it slip down (your throat)... ' he ended his report with...'To make your cough go away you find some rats and cook them and after that squeeze their blood and guts and eat them. We saw dried up frog and dried up flesh...the medicines smelt like they've been in a sewer for fifty years!'

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