Pilton pupils re-enact famous battle

HISTORY lessons moved out of the classrooms and onto the battlefield during a dramatic afternoon of learning for pupils of Pilton Bluecoat Primary School. The whole school downed pens and pencils and donned cardboard shields and swords as youngsters brou

HISTORY lessons moved out of the classrooms and onto the battlefield during a dramatic afternoon of learning for pupils of Pilton Bluecoat Primary School.

The whole school downed pens and pencils and donned cardboard shields and swords as youngsters brought one of the most famous battles in British history to life on the school playing fields.

The pupils' re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings marked the culmination of a four-week research project which even included a visit from a professional battle recreation company.

Deputy head teacher Rhian Nicholas told the Gazette: "It's first hand learning experiences like these that make learning come alive.


You may also want to watch:


"The pupils recreated Saxon and Norman camps and were given characters to research and re-enact.

"They have looked into the political background at the time, examined the emotions of those on both sides of the conflict and written diaries and letters in character to try and express how people living at that time might have felt about the situation.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus