History Project

The Year 7s, as part of their History studies, recently completed a project on ‘castles’ as part of a unit of study on the Norman Conquest.


After studying the features of Norman castles, and the impact these castles had on English society in the early medieval period, pupils were asked to design and make their own Motte and Bailey or Stone Keep castles.

The response from the pupils was excellent. The castles produced by the pupils were to an extremely high standard, and contained many of the features found in Norman castles such as drawbridges, gateways, portcullises, and battlements.

Mr Welsby said: “All the model castles this year were of an exceptionally high standard. The pupils spent a lot of time on their castles to ensure they were historically accurate Norman castles, well done Year 7!”