At the end of the summer term, over 100 students attended a history trip to Skipton Castle with the purpose of enriching their knowledge and understanding of life in medieval England. Students were divided into small groups and led around the castle by expert guides. They helped students identify the key defensive exterior features of the castle, as well as the function and purpose of each of the rooms. Students were given an insight into the reasons for the castle’s location as well as how the design and interior reflected the wealth and status of its owner. As well as a tour of the castle, students visited the nearby medieval Holy Trinity Church and were provided with a very interesting and engaging talk by the vicar. The visit helped students to better understand the impact of the Reformation and the importance of the church to its local community. The students showed genuine curiosity about these two fascinating historic sites on the visit and asked some very insightful and thought-provoking questions. Having studied medieval England and the significance of the Reformation during lessons, it was a fantastic opportunity for students to further embed and enrich their classroom learning. I would like to thank the staff members who volunteered to supervise the visit and helped to make the trip run smoothly.
Associate Assistant Headteacher