On Thursday, Year 2 visited Conisborough Castle, an 11th century medieval fortification in South Yorkshire built by William de Warenne, the Earl of Surrey, after the Norman conquest of England in 1066.

The children went inside the massive circular keep to explore the 12th century world of its first occupants, Lord Hamelin and Lady Isabel de Warenne.

They got to see the private chambers and the steep curving staircases of the impressive castle, and star down into the basement, as well as climb right up to the roof top and see the dramatic views of the surrounding town and countryside.

As well as this, children also spent time in the visitor centre, where they got to peek inside the model of the circular keep and enjoy the castle exhibition.

The children got to take part in an interactive workshop.

The first part was called ‘Tales from the Keep’ – which explored the magnificent keep and bailey and helped pupils to understand why Conisbrough was a significant location.  The children discovered the function and role of the castle, including the lives of past residents.

The second part was called ‘Meet the Medievals ‘ which explored the lives of the people who lived and worked at the castle.  The children enjoyed a hands on experience investigating artifacts from the past, to discover what life was like in a medieval castle.

A great day was had by all!

Mr Hogben.

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