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SLIDESHOW - Children step back in time for castle outing

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 24, 2014

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TWO primary schools have taken a step back in time to find out how their ancestors lived.

The Forest Federation of Needwood Primary School, Newborough, and All Saints Primary School, Rangemore, have been studying medieval life through their Banquets, Battles and Balls theme and had spent a day at Stafford Castle.

They learnt all about the Bayeux Tapestry and the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Children dressed up in typical costume and armour and they were all given the opportunity to try out the weapons.

Children also did brass rubbings to take home and they had a tour of the castle ruins, learnt more about the Motte and Bailey and got a feel about what life was like in a castle and the battles that took place there. The team at the castle also helped the children to recreate a battle charge.

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