On Tuesday Year 7 enjoyed a fantastic day out at Warwick Castle. We were very fortunate with the lovely sunny weather, and students were able to explore the castle grounds to ...learn more about the history of the castle and its development. The origins of Warwick Castle tie in with some of our studies from earlier in the year - the first defensive burh was built on the site by order of Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians in 914 CE, with a wooden motte and bailey castle structure following in 1068 as part of the consolidation of Norman control.
In addition to discussion about the defensive features of the castle, walking the motte and the ramparts (which included an impressive 500+ spiral steps!), students were also able to expand their knowledge of medieval warfare through a display of knightly fighting which showcased the use of different weapons and explained key tactics in the context of some humorous stories! The students were also lucky enough to see an impressive archery demonstration by the Warwick Castle bowman. During lunch students were treated to a spectacular birds of prey show, featuring the agile harrier hawk and impressively huge Andean condor and Steller's sea eagle, swooping just inches above the heads of the crowd. 🦅
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