Year 7 enjoyed a wonderful History trip to Warwick Castle!
As usual, the day was crammed full of entertainment. After starting by getting lost in the Horrible Histories Maze, we stopped briefly to admire the crenellations and machicolations and considered how to attack such a castle.
After this, it was time to see an archer displaying the longbow skills that helped the English to win the occasional victory in the Hundred Years War. Once inside the castle, we took in the view from the castle walls and Guy’s Tower before sitting down for a demonstration of, and then a talk about the ‘Mighty Trebuchet’. Having discussed the pros and cons of flinging ‘poo’ into a castle, it was, er, time for lunch.
As always, the highlight of the day for many was the after-lunch tour of the Dungeons. At exceedingly close quarters, our students experienced: medieval torture instruments, the insides of a victim of the Black Death, medieval ‘justice’ and some rather ‘interactive’ witches. Some screaming may have been induced.
Other highlights included (in no particular order): ice-cream, Warwick the Kingmaker, the gift shop, the Birds of Prey, and climbing the original Norman motte. Suffice to say, a good day was had by all.
Head of History,