Year 7 were given the opportunity to spend a day at Warwick Castle with the History Department and had a fantastic time.

Having spent the academic year learning about The Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror’s rule, medieval life, the plague and Tudor England it was a fantastic opportunity for them to experience a part of all of this exciting British history up close and personal.

Students were able to tour the castle towers, watch birds of prey fly through the castle walls and witness a mighty trebuchet. There was even time to take a tour of the castle dungeons for those brave enough!

Ellie Tucker (7G1) said: “I was surprised how much history you can learn there, the shows were really cool !”. Meanwhile, Alisha Mason (7G1) said: “It was a fascinating day out and lots of fun! My favourite part was climbing all the way up Guy’s Tower.”

Jason Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “The Year 7 trip to Warwick Castle is something of a rite of passage for many students and this year proved to be another huge success. There were a few scares and tears in the dungeons so we have scaled back on early plans to integrate some of the approaches shown there into our behaviour management policy.”