Tutbury Castle 10/04/2019
A Tale of Two Queens for Year 8
Our Year 8 pupils visited Tutbury Castle on Wednesday 10th April to come face to face with two of the most famous and well known monarchs in British history. In the morning session, they heard the story of Mary Queen of Scots told by Castle Curator Lesley Smith, whilst in the afternoon, they heard from her cousin and adversary Queen Elizabeth I. Sandwiched between these two sessions was a meeting with a ‘Knight in Armour’ who allowed our pupils to handle and learn about real weapons from the period. The weather was good and the school was complimented on the exemplary behaviour of the pupils and their excellent historical knowledge. A great day was had all round!
Tutbury Castle 18/04/2018
Year 8 pupils visited Tutbury Castle for another insight into the Tudor political arena by renowned TV historian Lesley Smith. Pupils also learned about Medeival instruments and falconry in the Middle Ages.
Warwick Castle 09/06/2017
Year 7 pupils visited Warwick castle to investigate Medieval life. After a walls walk to look at the barbican, the pupils braved the scary dungeons and all their inhabitants to discover how the plague was treated and how witches were tortured.
Pupils witnessed a flight show from a huge condor and other birds of prey and then conquered the Horrible Histories maze. Well done to all pupils for fully immersing themselves in the experience and excellent behaviour.
Tutbury Castle 29/03/17
Pupils in Year 8 visited Staffordshire's Royal Castle, Tutbury Castle. Pupils enjoyed a tour and details of how the English Civil War caused the castle to be in its state of ruin. Pupils then enjoyed a demonstartion of gruesome medeival weapons and held weaponry from the Battle of Bosworth Field.
Pupils were then treated to two dramatic lectures by renowned TV historian Lesley Smith. To understand the Tudor conflicts Lesley first dressed as Mary Queen of Scots and explained why she was unfairly treated by Elizabeth I. Then after a costume change Elizabeth explained why she did what she had to do to keep British people safe.
Pupils were taught about the importance of education in life and how the role of females have changed in history.
Year 7 pupils recreated the Battle of Hastings to discover how England was conquered for the last time.
Elizabeth I Royal Visit
Renowned historian Lesley Smith of Tutbury Castle, visited Christ Church Academy in full period costume to lecture all pupils about life in Tudor Britain. Pupils were informed of Elizabethan education, gender role, clothing, warfare and health.
Gold RE Quality Mark Award
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