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Knights and Castles

about this session

Key stage 1 | Subject: History | Topics: Castles, Normans, Medieval | Session Type: Route-based

Discover how the Tower of London was built and the clever features that make it a good fortress. Be transported back to the Medieval era and see if you have what it takes to become a knight.

In this session, a costumed presenter will use stories and role play to explore the Tower’s role as a castle. Please note: This session takes place outdoors.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Learn about the Tower’s use as a castle and identify the features of a fortress.
  • Compare and contrast life today with life in the Medieval period.
  • Take part in skills tests and train to become a knight.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:

  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
  • Similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
  • Understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

Booking Information

Monday - Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30

45 minutes

35 children

£100 plus admission

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