Songs and games at Robert Arkenstall School

Children at Haddenham's primary school enjoyed traditional folk songs and games

Videos by Peter Harmer

Mary Humphreys


Over a hundred years ago in Bluntisham there was a song about a fearsome old dark knight who meets a little boy on his way to school. The little boy has to answer nine questions correctly before he can go on his way. Listen to pupils from Years Comet and Moon classes singing this song.

Enid Porter wrote down many of the games that were played in school playgrounds throughout Cambridgeshire.

Here we go Loobin Lou and Round and Round the Village are both described in her notebooks.

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