3E had a fantastic trip to Lewes this week.  In the morning they participated in a workshop, handling real Neolithic tools and weapons, before exploring the Prehistory section in the museum.  Having listened to a story about ‘hunter-gathers’ and ‘farmers’ they all decided which they would have preferred to be, back in the Stone Age.  After lunch they had a guided geographical tour of the castle.  This focused around the reasons why Lewes made such a suitable place for a prosperous town to grow.  For some children climbing to the top of the castle tower needed some courage, like Maisie Monkey, and conquering the spiral staircase was one of the highlights of the day!  What a beautiful view we had from the top!  Blue sky, white chalk, green hills …

All the children were fantastic; they were curious, reflective and collaborative all day and it was a pleasure to be with them.  A big thank you to Mr Gilsenan for his many historical anecdotes and for driving our minibus!

Carina Everist