An unusual context for philosophy4children – looking at a specific painting that had been commissioned by the famous Paston family of Norfolk depicting an apparent collage of treasures that they had collected over the years. But it included the picture of a child among the silver plate and jewels. What did the family wish to portray? What was their rationale?
It proved to be an intriguing look into the world of a family that left a legacy of some of the first letters written in English from the fifteenth century. The teachers who attended were from different schools in Norfolk. The workshop was part of the Paston Footprints three-year project which aims to introduce more and more people, including children, to the fascinating Paston story.
For more information on the project, click here.