Year 7 have been studying the Norman Conquest this term and, after weeks of hard work and determination in the classroom,  they finally headed outside to re-enact the battle.

Given our wonderful location, right in the heart of 1066 country, it is only fitting that our young historians made use of the grounds to put their classroom learning into perspective.

Although only 7CB have done this so far, both of the other groups will be able to re-enact the battle’s main events over the next couple of weeks (minus the blood and gore, of course).  Not only did they rehearse Godwinson’s shield wall technique, but William’s men soon tired themselves out by charging up the Vinehall hills to take on the Saxon army.

Luckily for us the sun was shining and all learners were left exhausted at the end of a tough battle!

Claire Bridges