Sarson Falconer Display

Take a step back in time and play a role in one of the Trust’s spectacular events.

Our Sarson Falconer production has developed over the years into a major highlight for our visitors and creates an added twist to our summer holiday demonstrations.

Visitors on the day have the chance to get involved and be an actor in this visual production which transports the audience back in time and takes a look at the countryside through medieval eyes. This helps us to discover the relationships between man and nature, with a particular focus on falconry and its role or status within the local community.

There is now an opportunity for schools to sign up to be a part of this production during the fortnight leading up to the summer holidays. Our stage director will meet the cast and talk through the different roles, costumes and timings of the production as well as the history behind it.

Pupils will fill all kinds of roles including haymakers, blacksmiths, butterfly catchers, knights and even brides, to name but a few of the roles in this wonderful look back in time.

When the pupils have finished performing they can then take their seats in the arena with the rest of the audience to enjoy watching the rest of the flying display.

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Subject links to:

English, Drama

Adaptable for:

Key Stage 2 – Key Stage 4


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Links to outreach visit topics:

History of Falconry, Life in Words

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If you are interested in finding out more or booking one of our on-site school workshops, please get in touch using the below form.

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The Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl is one of the smallest species of owl but can capture prey larger than itself. It will sometimes dash through thick foliage to surprise prey.
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