January 2020

Year 7 impress with model castles project

As part of their investigation into how William the Conqueror kept control of England after the Battle of Hastings, Year 7 students recently learned how the building of castles became an important tool in maintaining control across the country.

On the back of this study, students were tasked with creating their own castles in a style matching the designs of the era.

A number of students created their castles digitally, using online games such as Minecraft, while others produced some excellent annotated drawings. However, many students decided to get hands-on and actually build their own models using a wide range of materials.

Second in Humanities Sam Bell commented: 'The results are amazing and all students should be congratulated on their tremendous efforts. After some extremely tough deliberation amongst Humanities staff, a top three of winning designs was chosen and we are currently in the process of awarding certificates to all those who took part in the competition.

After such an incredible response to this area of study, the History department are now looking forward to working with Year 7 as they move on to learning about the problems faced by Medieval Kings.'


ABOVE: The 1st place winning design by Ben Richardson.


ABOVE: The 2nd place winning design by Sophie Stephenson.

ABOVE: The 3rd place winning design by Alfie Harisine.

BELOW: The best of the rest! Well done to everyone who took part.