A Knight's Tale
Bringing History to Life Beyond the Classroom
One of our most popular days building on the enquiry led “Turrets and Tiaras” topic. Opportunities for some to dress in armour and handle weapons (safely!) helps develop an understanding of different materials, and how heavy such things are!
“Tilting at the Ring” challenges pupils to pierce rings suspended from a quintain. This form of jousting fosters friendly competition, develops hand/eye co-ordination and can build self-confidence as the children attempt something completely new to them.
“Building a Castle” is a collective project where pupils are guided towards designing their own strong fortification - perhaps to protect the odd princess in a tower. Afterwards, they will get a chance to breach the castle’s walls with the “War Wolf”, a fully working scale model Trebuchet!
What might the day include?
A day in "Knight School" is a great opportunity for children to dress up as knights, princes, princesses and even dragons! The emphasis is on having FUN, using artefacts, role-play, and games to teach history in an engaging and meaningful way. "A Knight's Tale" can include any or all of these topics:
o Have you got what it takes to become a Squire to a Knight?
o Discover about the development of weapons and armour from 1066 until the 15th century;
o Learn to Joust;
o Build a castle...
o ...and Destroy it!
o Rescue a Princess from a Dragon (story time).
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