Friday, 19 October 2018

Why Britain is Great: British Castles

As part of Why Britain is Great week, our pupils were introduced to a range of castles around London and asked if they could name them. These included Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London and Windsor Castle.

The children learnt about castles from 1000 years ago and those built in Tudor times. They had to identify parts of the castles - including the moat, battlements, arrow slits and drawbridge - before they were challenged to build their own castle using Lego.

The features of a castle that had been discussed had to be included, but some children used their imagination to also include ornamental gardens, prisons, working doors and even a guillotine.

Finally, the castles were judged based on effective team work and who had built the most authentic castle.