AROUND 90 children from a Hook school visited a local hotel to hear about its past and present roles within the community.

The youngsters from Hook Junior School were given a tour of Tylney Hall Hotel, in Rotherwick, by estate manager Paul Tattersdill.

He led the pupils around the gardens and estate, where they learned about how the various areas, such as the kitchen garden, were used for the community’s benefit in the past.

The children then enjoyed refreshments while listening to a talk by Lorna Mann, the marketing co-ordinator, who spoke about the building, including its procurement as a hospital and school.

Pupils were given the chance to ask questions and discuss the future of Tylney Hall, with some coming up with ideas of it becoming a museum, zoo or dance school.

Following the trip, the youngsters were given the task of writing thank-you letters to the hotel which included describing their favourite part of their visit.

Mark Robinson, general manager at Tylney Hall, said: “It was an absolute pleasure hosting the children from Hook Junior School during their recent educational visit.”