High adventure at Castle

SIEGE MENTALITY! More than 150 Attleborough High School pupils enjoyed two days of high adventure at Norwich Castle.

SIEGE MENTALITY! More than 150 Attleborough High School pupils enjoyed two days of

high adventure at Norwich Castle.

The day was organised, in the spirit of the new Key Stage 3 curriculum, to develop links between subjects.

Head of history Matt Bradshaw, head of maths Alan Brighten and senior teacher Simon Davies took the entire year seven group to Norwich


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Castle for a joint maths and history day.

The museum staff put on a series of events, including measuring the castle, weighing and wearing armour, consid-ering the volume of the well and organising resources for a siege.

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The year group was divided into defenders and attackers for the day to re-create a real event in the castle's past. The attackers won.

Pupils enjoyed learning outside the classroom and found out about history that related directly to their topic on castles - "Is Norwich Castle a fake?" - while developing their skills through practical mathematics.

Pupil Samantha Beckwith said: "I liked the view and features of the castle. The activities were really interesting."

Mr Bradshaw said: "We had two excellent days at the castle. It was great to see students using a whole range of historical and mathematical skills to help them understand life in the castle during a siege."

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