Our unique Tudor House is a replica Tudor Barn constructed in 2003 using traditional methods. The building was built using green oak and the wattle and daub and the lime wash are all materials used in the 16th century. The thatch roof adds to the authenticity of the building.
The house was built as part of a design project by the Head of Design, Roger Jones. He, along with a team of dedicated helpers, constructed the house over a period of months and it was opened by HRH Prince Charles in July 2003. Since then the Tudor House has been used a resource for historical studies and as a centre for outdoor education. It is a unique resource that many other schools have been able to take advantage of as a workshop space.
We are developing our outdoor education programme and the Tudor House will be central to this exciting part of our broad curriculum. As a historical resource the house allows us to look at life for an average Tudor family. How they lived, cooked and the types of plants and herbs they would have used in preparing cooking as well as animal husbandry are all topics studied by our pupils.
The Tudor House is a very unique part of Eagle House and is yet another reason why our children are Learning for Life.