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Class 2's trip to Bolton Castle

10 May 2022

We had a fantastic trip to Bolton Castle, on Monday. We were so proud of how sensible, polite and enthusiastic the children were. The staff at the castle and the coach driver commented on what a lovely group of children they are. 

 

We started the day off by meeting Dave, our guide. He was dressed as a traditional Tudor lord and was very enthusiastic. He showed us the entrance to the castle, through the Portcullis, a large metal gate that would have been pulled up and down using chains. Dave led us up the spiral stairs to the grand hall where we changed into costumes and prepared to meet Mary, Queen of Scots. We had to curtsey and greet her before sitting down in her chambers. She answered some of our questions and was very kind... some of us were a bit scared though!
We learnt that:

  • Several ladies in waiting had joined her at the castle.
  • She liked to go hunting. 
  • All of her letters had a special seal on them. 
  • Her first language was French and she was just learning English. 

  
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After meeting the Queen, we went back to the great hall to learn a traditional Tudor dance to perform for her majesty. The dance was accompained by a song written by Henry VIII.

 
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After lunch, we had several activities:
  • Spear Drill- the children practiced holding spears, charging and marching with them. 
  • Calligraphy- the children wrote their names, using a quill and ink, in the Tudor alphabet.
  • Making Plague Bags- the children put herbs (lavender, mint and rosemary) from the gardens on a small cloth. 
 
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We finished the day off by going in the maze which was a lovely end to a fantastic day. Luckily, we didn't lose any children!

Finally, we just want to say a huge thank you to all of our parents, without your support we wouldn't be able to provide opportunities such as the trip. It is really good way to enrich their learning!

Have a lovely weekend.
 
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