Years 7 and 8 had a fabulous trip to York and all went to plan - apart from the weather!
Once we arrived in York we split into groups and used our time to firstly explore York Minster. York Minster is the cathedral of York and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. Here there is so much to see, with the world famous stained glass, historic artefacts and awe-inspiring architecture. This was an excellent way for the children to experience the complete story of York Minster and discover this unique place and learn more about its art, history, and music and how these have changed with York over the centuries.
The children also attended a Richard III workshop at Monk Bar and the focus was on medieval battles and sieges.This proved good revision about battle strategies and weaponry, as well an introduction into the War of the Roses. There was also time to explore the Shambles and parts of the wall. Both Year groups were impeccably behaved and we hope the visit has enhanced what we teach in the history classroom and to find out about York’s medieval past.