Our Y4s have just returned from their annual residential visit to Castleton to support their work on invaders and settlers. The two-day trip was packed with activities and challenges and we were lucky to be blessed with some decent weather.
We climbed to the top of the vertigo-inducing Peveril Castle and learnt about the history of the site which dates back over 1000 years. The children also tried their hand at gem panning, took part in an archaeological dig and created their own fossils.
The children (and adults!) also had the chance to shoot a few Norman invaders during the archery sessions and staged a mock battle after creating a Roman siege engine.
For many Y4s this was the first time they had spent a night away from home but the children behaved superbly and impressed staff at the Youth Hostel with their keenness and knowledge.
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