Year 2 – Trip to Newark Castle -December 2021

Year 2 went on a cold but very exciting trip to Newark Castle as part of their ‘Explore’ learning.

We spent the day learning about who built the castle, what it used to be like, who lived there and the different jobs that people had.

We went up to the top tower and could see all the way across Newark as well as going down to the Understory to serve the Lord and Lady their dinner!  There was also an opportunity for us to work in teams to build a castle wall and become the ‘enemy’ to try and knock each other’s down with cannonballs. We also experienced what it would be like to train as a knight (we had to do different exercises like lunges and squats), learn how to ride a horse and how to joust.  What a busy day!