Tower of London

On the 17th April the history department took 35 students to visit the Tower of London. The purpose of the trip was to enrich student’s historical knowledge outside of the classroom and to help develop their knowledge for our upcoming Norman Conquest topic.

Once we had arrived at the Tower we were greeted by our medieval guide who was going to whisk us away to the Tower to give us a talk about how William of Normandy became King of England. The session was very interactive and some of the students were selected to play key roles in the story of the Battle of Hastings. We learnt all about the history of the White Tower and was able to find out some interesting facts about the Norman castle. The guide was very impressed with our students and their inquisitive questions.

After lunch we went to the see the crown jewels which are famously kept at the Tower. The crown jewels are excellent examples of showing the past of Britain and giving great knowledge to the history of our monarchy. To finish off the trip we went and saw the famous armouries. The Tower of London has also become famous for housing a history of weapons and armour from our most famous battles and wars.

Overall the students had a great day immersed in some amazing history. They were fantastic ambassadors for the history department and for King Harold Academy!