Cowboys rustle up learning

C130390-2 Bog Eastergate Cowboys  phot kate''Pupils at Eastergate Primary school enjoying cowboy day at the school, Jade Ashburner, 11, Sasskia Batten, 11, Hollie Benford Blows, ten, and Will Pegler, 11. Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130390-2
C130390-2 Bog Eastergate Cowboys phot kate''Pupils at Eastergate Primary school enjoying cowboy day at the school, Jade Ashburner, 11, Sasskia Batten, 11, Hollie Benford Blows, ten, and Will Pegler, 11. Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130390-2

HOWDY, pardners!

Children at Eastergate’s village school brought the Wild West into their lessons.

They saddled up and moseyed into class for some learning about living on the range.

The Year 6 pupils, aged about 11, became cowboys and cowgirls for the special day to bring their history topic to life.

Teacher Selina Jones said the event had captured the imagination of the pupils.

“Most of the children dressed up to act the part. They came in wearing cowboy hats, neckerchiefs and holsters with guns.

“They had been doing a topic about the Victorian times and we wanted to make it a bit more interesting for them,” she said.

“It was something some may not have known about before.”

The dressing-up by children at Eastergate C of E Primary School added to the facts they had found out about cowboys and their lifestyles in books and on internet sites. They discovered the role of the horse-riders and the times in which they lived as the north American continent was being explored.