CHILDREN at King’s Ely Acremont kick-started the new school year with a medieval adventure.

Year 2 spent a day immersed in life in a castle as an inspirational start to their ‘Turrets and Tiaras’ topic.

Everyone arrived at school dressed in medieval costume. The school hall was transformed into a medieval castle and, as the story of the imminent threat from Lord Robert and his army unfolded, the children were invited to learn some new skills: mixing their own ink to write messages, making soap, weaving and spinning threads, leatherwork, candle making, and creating clay gargoyles. Some children chose to join Lord Philip in defending the castle and learnt to use their bows, shields and staffs in battle.

The enemy finally defeated, a celebratory feast was announced! Children became jesters, singers and dancers to entertain the guests at the banquet, whilst a food taster was selected to check that the food hadn’t been poisoned. A jousting competition followed the feast, and the Knights of the Castle entertained everyone with their bravery.

Jonathan Willcocks, Head of King’s Ely Acremont, said: “Learning at King’s Ely Acremont is always an adventure. The children had a fantastic time and enjoyed every second of their exciting day.”

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