Year 2 boys enjoyed a comic re-enactment of the events leading up to the Gunpowder Plot at the Royal Gunpowder Mills last week; some of the boys were invited on stage to take part. The boys had the opportunity to smell and guess the different herbs which were passed round. They made lanterns and quill pens which they dipped in ink and then wrote their names. The boys found out about the games which existed when Guy Fawkes was alive. They had the chance to have a go with the cup and ball- a game of perseverance. King James II banned this game because it was for time wasters; anyone caught playing it could go to prison or have their hand chopped off. It was a packed day, but an enjoyable one!