Yarlet School | FORM 7 BLACK DEATH EXPERIENCE!

FORM 7 BLACK DEATH EXPERIENCE!

Henry Pass Eyam Trip 007

On Thursday 22nd October, Form 7 embarked on a journey into the heart of the Peak District.

During their visit they explored the grim yet touching experience of the people of Eyam village, who suffered a tremendous loss during the 17th century as they made a heroic sacrifice for the kingdom of Britain.

 

Eyam village is infamous as the site where over 200 people lost their lives to the Great Plague, when a parcel arrived from London containing a flea-infested blanket...which soon infected the entire village with the bubonic plague, a deadly virus that results in coughs, swellings, buboes and eventually death.

Form 7 showed true dignity and respect as they toured the museum and the village itself, walking the footsteps of the victims almost four hundred years ago and experiencing how they must have felt; trapped, frightened and alone. Very apt, seeing as the Halloween party took place immediately after they returned!

All pupils gained valuable knowledge on the Black Death, an essential module for their History Common Entrance examinations, and the journey to and from the village took in glorious sites of unspoiled countryside. A fantastic day was had by all.

 

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