History came to life for two Prep School classes when they visited Warwick Castle to learn about the Normans and were joined at school by Titus the Centurion who gave them a taste of life as a Roman soldier.
Year 4 girls found out about how Warwick Castle developed from the first motte and bailey structure, built by William the Conqueror, to the present day stone castle with its impressive towers, gatehouse, barbican and mill.
The castle guides took the girls around the Kingmaker exhibition and also explained how the building was defended against enemy attacks
They were lucky to see Ursa, the Warwick Castle trebuchet, being fired, followed by an interesting talk by the trebuchet master, George, who was very impressed by the girls’ knowledge of medieval history. As always, the Kingsley girls were exceptionally well behaved, enthusiastic and interested in all they were taught.
Back in Prep School Year 3HM tried on armour and had a go at using weapons during their Gladiator Day.
Titus the Centurion drilled them in Latin and taught them war cries so they could charge their teacher with swords and shields!
They took part in many different interactive activities during a busy day, including “fighting” in the amphitheatre, making Roman coins and learning how to create the “tortoise” formation used by Roman armies.