Year 7 pupils travelled on a History Department visit to Chepstow Castle on Wednesday 4th October. They have been studying William the Conqueror and his use of castles in their recent classwork so this was a superb educational opportunity to see a local castle of this type.
Chepstow castle came to prominence in 1068, two years after the Battle of Hastings and is a great example of the crucial Motte and Bailey design. Pupils spent the morning exploring the castle and understanding how it could be used for defence and control.
All the pupils behaved impeccably and asked intriguing questions throughout the visit. There was even time at the end of the day for the pupils to recreate of the Battle of Hastings on the slopes outside the castle gatehouse!