On Monday, Blue class went on a school trip to fit with our history time travelling topic. After a nice long travel on the bus, we saw the castle. We all clambered off the bus and sat on the steps by some stocks – we locked some people in them!
We met a lady dressed up as a prisoner from the castle and she took us up St. George’s tower that was very well – 101 steps! We got the stop in the middle for a breather and learn about Princess Matilda who escaped the tower by climbing down her bed sheets. The stairs were all wonky and narrow but it was worth it – the view was amazing and you could see for miles!
We got the see the old jail cells from the prison that only shut 22 years ago. It gave me the creeps! We saw handcuffs and leg chains and learnt about a lady who was accused of killing her father, but was she guilty?
Afterwards, we climbed up the big hill left over from the Mote and bailey castle from Norman times! It was a long way up the side and a big climb but at the top was a very old well that went all the way down to water at the bottom.
We had lunch in the sun and then we went into an underground room where Lisa showed us lots of activities about finding out about History. We matched sentences to images from the past, sorted crimes and their punishments, dressed up and did some Victorian writing on slates.
We really enjoyed our day out and learnt lots about History.
By Edward, Zephan and Alexander.
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