Year 2 Visit Hedingham Castle!
On 7th March, Year 2 went on an exciting trip to Hedingham Castle to understand more about the features of a castle and what life would have been like. We started the day on a double decker bus which the children loved as they could see from high up! When we arrived at the castle, Andy was our tour guide, and the children were really interested to learn about Medieval weapons and try on different parts of armour.
They particularly enjoyed seeing the dungeon and learning about the terrible conditions people would have lived in. During the tour, the children were able to act out lords, ladies and even peasants to understand life at the castle. After, the children had lunch in the basement where they could see the old shields and their coat of arms.
Luckily, it was a glorious sunny day so, in the afternoon, everyone could explore the beautiful castle grounds. The snowdrops were out, and the children were amazed that the flowers looked like carpets of snow in the forest! Finally, we had playtime in the grounds and the children were able to practise their bowling skills with a game of Tudor skittles. We all had a fantastic day and everyone learnt a lot about our local history.