The whole of year 7 visited Chepstow Castle on 8th November as part of their History unit on The Norman invasion and conquest. They have been studying William the Conqueror and his use of castles in their recent classwork so this was a superb educational opportunity to see a local castle of this type.


They were guided around the castle and were shown why Chepstow was such as brilliant and impenetrable fortress due to its murder holes, thick walls and cliff face. The highlight was the weapons display with the crossbow and swords. Mr Eddiford, our weapons expert, used the swords to chop bottles into small pieces, illustrating just how deadly they were! All the teachers were impressed with how well behaved Year 7 were throughout the day.

Mr M Leaman
Teacher of History, Politics & Sociology
Educational Visits Co-ordinator
Pupil Premium Champion