Gavin and Peter started the project with us today as part of our elective study. We were given the background about the project and learnt about the medieval period. We talked about where the medieval period comes in history, what came before and what came afterwards. We talked about 1066 and the Norman invasion. The Normans came to Norwich and took over the city. They moved the market place from Tombland to where it is today and built a Castle on a man-made mound to look down on the Anglo-Saxons in the market place. They destroyed Norwich's biggest church, St. Michaels in Tombland and built their own Cathedral. We can see the Cathedral from the classroom window. We looked at some drawings of how Norwich might have looked then. There were very few houses and Norwich was mainly surrounded by fields. We learnt about the importance of the river and how people brought trade into the city by boat. This was the reason why Norwich became so rich and important. Norwich was the biggest and most important city outside London during the medieval period. Group 1
Jane Austen College is a secondary school and sixth form based in Norwich city centre.
Working with Year 7
Lead Teachers: Amy Coombe and Bonnie Sayer
The 2018 Schools Programme is supported by
Photographs by Gavin Bromley, Hollie Harrington and Peter Beck
The Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays Community Interest Company