QUEEN’S Lower School pupils are being taught to write.
Using home made ink from gum arabic, ox gall, alcohol and lamp soot the youngsters wrote using quills and nibbed pens on parchment as part of a history lesson on the Anglo Saxons.
The youngsters also wrote riddles in the Anglo Saxon style. Head of the Lower School Felicity Taylor said: “The girls worked on some complex poetry which really challenged their thinking.
“The practical session was a follow up to this and proved very popular.
“They learned new letter shapes and then wrote on parchment which they had prepared.”