The Year Two pupils took part in a live virtual workshop from Windsor Castle as part of our History topic about the Normans
The Year Two pupils took part in a live virtual workshop from Windsor Castle as part as our History topic about the Normans. The children recalled many facts that they had learnt about and enjoyed learning more about life in the castle during medieval times. We looked at the structure of the castle and how these structures were used to help defend the castle. We were particularly interested to lean that boiled wee was used to pour down the murder holes onto enemies as oil was too expensive and water was an important commodity within the castle. Children as young as 6 and 7 were excepted to help defend the castle during a battle. (Even shoot off an occasional crossbow!) We were shown weapons and armour that the knights would have used. We all kneeled and became virtual knights with an oath to protect the Queen.
Quotes from the children:
"We learnt about the different weapons used in medieval times, crossbow. It was very interesting." Joe
"The presenter was really funny" Alice
"You can be a knight when you are 18" Bartu
"The knights fight for Kings and Queens" Eva
"We learnt about the queen's own flag, the sovereign flag" George