Medieval wattle and daub lesson at Monks’ Dyke Technology College

STUDENTS from Monks’ Dyke Technology College took part in a rural skills work shop.

They learnt how people in Lincolnshire made their homes in medieval times and recreated part of a wattle and daub hut with mud and straw. Students learnt about the many other uses of straw and how the wheat was ground for flour which was much harder work than buying a bag from the supermarket.

Everyone had a go at making bread with very tasty results.

The students were also shown how to make two different types of soft cheese to go with their bread.

The day ended with dyeing wool using a variety of natural products.

Although the students really enjoyed their day most were glad that life in Lincolnshire has become easy over time.