John Rylands Library & Spinningfields
Year 5C enjoyed a trip to the fantastic John Rylands Library yesterday. The children were amazed at the architecture, history and purpose of the library and, of course, the mystery surrounding it’s potential haunting. Watch for the third window on the top floor!
We walked around the library, learning all about the collections, some of the famous individual pieces of work, and why Mrs Rylands, a wealthy woman, had decided to build the library. We then investigated some Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics texts to Coptic writing before the children wrote their own names on papyrus.
As we had finished early we had a small wander around Spinningfields taking in the Left Bank, the flooded remains of the Mark Addy, had a talk about the People’s Museum and then saw the latest climate change demonstration outside the Crown Courts.