Local Historian Visits Year 3

On Thursday 28th February, Class 3 enjoyed a visit from local historians from St Neot: County Councillor Martin Eddy, Nick Hart and Chris Timms. This was part of their topic titled Our Cornwall.  The three men brought to life the legend of St Neot: the three fish in the well.  They acted out the story taking on the roles of Neot, Barius and Pinnock - with objects, singing and a range of languages!  The children learnt that Neot was alive around 800AD - whether the legend is true or not is a decision to be made!  They taught the children the to sing the prayer Our Father in Latin - explaining the problem Neot faced when spreading Christianity in local villages like Dobwalls.  It is believed that Neot was only allowed to pray in Latin but locals only understood Cornish.  The moral of the story was: we live in a world where we have plenty. We must not be greedy and only take what we need.

 

A great big thank you to the three men for such an interesting afternoon who thoroughly engaged all of the children.