This week, the boys and girls in Year 3 enjoyed a trip to Alnwick Castle. After learning about the features of a castle in class, they were all really keen to see which of these they could spot as they explored the castle and its grounds. The children were lucky enough to participate in two workshops – Storming the Barbican and Castle Life.
During Storming the Barbican, the children learned all about castle defences and then split into two teams, the English army and the Scottish army. They reenacted a battle with the Scottish army trying to conquer the castle and the English army defending it. In the Caslte Life workshop, the boys and girls learned about the many jobs people would have had. After learning about these, they then became artisans themselves and made their own clay tile.