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Tower of London reward trip

December 2nd, 2016

The eleven boys won a castle making competition to earn a trip to the Tower

Eleven boys visited the Tower of London at the end of November as a reward for making the best castles in the Year 7 mediaeval castle making comeptition.
As their first piece of homework, every boy in Year 7 was tasked with making a model of a mediaeval castle and with the standard being so high, the amount of winners was increased to allow reward eleven boys.

The boys spent the day at the Tower of London that dates back to the 11th century, so that they could compare it to their own models and see a piece of history first hand. Inside the Tower are a number if exhibitions showing many aspects of the last millennium of British history from the Norman Invasion all the way to the Kray Twins being held prisoner in the Tower for desertion.

The focus of the day was on mediaeval history, with the museum’s exhibition on life in the feudal system. The students also saw the crown jewels and the White Tower, which houses Henry VIII’s armour. The exhibitions gave the students a thorough understanding of mediaeval life and a better context for their history lessons.

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