J Farrow takes a trip to the fantastic Warwick Castle on a KTS History trip
On Tuesday the 21st June and Wednesday 22nd Year 7, went to Warwick Castle and explored what it has to offer like meeting Queen Elizabeth 1st or taking a trip back in time and finding out the true history of Warwick Castle. It is a mediaeval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a meander of the River Avon. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone during the 12th century. Year 7 had a amazing trip and enjoyed it soo much. When we arrived at Warwick Castle we were greeted by a group of very friendly peacocks. After we entered the castle we went up into one of the 4 round towers and watched 3 interactive videos teaching us about the History of Warwick castle and who lived and owned it over the years. Shortly after we climbed up to the highest point of the castle and we could see the entire thing from one end to the other. When we had walked all the way back down, we headed off to meet two mercenaries who taught us how to charge into battle and what the difference is between knights and mercenaries. The first show that we watched was a play/ horse riding show. It started off as a story but then quickly became a horse stunt show, watching the show was queen Elizabeth the 1st sitting on a throne decorated with beautiful flowers.
I absolutely loved the trip and I am certain that the teacher enjoyed it as much as we did or even more.
After the amazing horse show had ended we all got to meet Queen Elizabeth the 1st, Miss Lardeaux and Miss Brenan got some great pictures with Elizabeth. Then we all had our lunch just outside the show area, next we saw a spectacular bird show which told us about a boy who wanted to be a bird tamer and fly birds of prey all over Warwick castle.
Each individual part of the show showed us a different bird that the man tamed from barn owls to vultures that were swooping down right next to us. At the end of the show they let out all of the birds.
Year 7 had a amazing time at Warwick Castel and got to know what it was like to be a warrior in those times. I would like to thank the teaches for organizing the trip and I hope they enjoyed it.
Photos by J Farrow