Year 7 Castle Trip to Chepstow 2016

Our Year 7 pupils were delighted to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings by visiting Chepstow Castle – the oldest stone keep castle in Britain, where work began in 1067 just one year after the Battle of Hastings. Pupils enjoyed spotting castle defences such as the gruesome murder holes and patrolled the ramparts as they learned about castle development and how William the Conqueror was able to use Chepstow Castle as a base for his conquest of Wales. They explored the castle and grounds and had a picnic in front of the gatehouse on October 13th the day before the 950th anniversary of the most significant battle in English history. Orla said afterwards: “It was a wonderful trip – we really enjoyed it and learned loads!”.