20 November 2023

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A number of our Year 7 pupils were able to step back in time during this week's trip to Lancaster where they visited the historic Priory and Castle. 

As part of their study of medieval history, the pupils were given a guided tour of the Priory church by Andrew, one of the volunteers there. Andrew's knowledge and enthusiasm shone through as he showed us how the site has changed from being a Roman camp to an Anglo Saxon church, to the grand building that it is today. 

After a short lunch break in Lancaster city centre we continued our journey through the past by visiting Lancaster Castle. Pupils were told how, as a working castle, the building has served as a prison and a court for over 800 years. Pupils saw the old Victorian prison cells of C-wing, the civil and crown courts (which are still in use today) and even had the chance to be locked in a 17th century cell. 

Mr Eccles said, "Our pupils represented the school brilliantly, with a member of the clergy at the priory commenting on their impeccable behaviour."

Tags: History Extra Curricular Year 7 Humanities