In late May, some pupils had a trip to our local castle, the 11th Century Prudhoe Castle.
Prudhoe Castle was built as part of a series of Norman Castles along the Tyne after the 1066 Norman conquest, Prudhoe was continuously occupied for over nine centuries. It was originally the home of the Umfravilles but was eventually taken over by the famous Percy family who restored it. Prudhoe survived two sieges during the 1170s and was the only Northumberland castle to resist the Scots. It is open to the public through English Heritage and well worth a visit.
The pupils had been studying Castles as a topic in History, and enjoyed exploring, using the skills and knowledge that they had developed in class. It was also a trip to encourage social skills.