History comes alive for children and means so much more than the dry, printed page when they get to experience living history and tours for themselves. How can you make the most of a school trip to Hedingham Castle in Castle Hedingham, Essex, England?
A school trip to Hedingham Castle is not an excuse to get out of history class in school! Rather, it is an extension of the school classroom, as a trip to the castle can be linked to Key Stages 1 to 4 of the National Curriculum.
I visited Hedingham Castle on a school field trip while I was in middle school, which helped to heighten my appreciation for Britain’s rich history and heritage. In fact, it was while I was still in middle school that I developed my lifelong love of British history, thanks in part to my inspiring history teachers and the interesting field trips they took me on. It can do the same for your child or class of students too, if you take the time to prepare them for the excursion.
Who doesn’t like to get involved in living history? Even if your class of students do not seem remotely interested in the Norman period, once they put on period costume and start “living” as a Norman, they will gain a better understanding of what life was once like back in the 1140s when Hedingham Castle was built.
Hedingham Castle puts on Living History Presentations for school children during the summer months. To learn more about arranging a Living History Presentation, contact Mandy London at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on how to set up a Living History Presentation for your class.
Affordable Gift Shop
Hedingham Castle has a range of interesting souvenirs and gifts in its gift shop. The best thing for young children is that there is a special pocket money section in the gift shop with items ranging in price from 30p upwards.
Hedingham Castle links perfectly to Key Stages 1 to 4 of the National Curriculum, making a school trip worthwhile. The castle also offers Living History Presentations throughout the summer. Contact staff for more details on arranging a Living History Presentation for your class. Bring history to life by inspiring your students to get involved in Britain’s vast, rich historical heritage.
Hedingham Castle, School visits to the Medieval castle