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Burnt Mill Academy: Keen historians are kings of the castle

Burnt Mill Academy / Tue 6th Dec 2022 at 11:28am

HISTORY students in Year 7 at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, visited Mountfitchet Castle as part of their studies.

They spent a day at the Norman castle and toy museum, exploring medieval life – including trying their hands at sword fighting while wearing battle armour, and seeing everyday life in a Norman household.

Charlie Steer, history teacher, said: “As we’re learning about the arrival of the Normans in England, the trip gave students the perfect opportunity to explore a real Norman castle, and have lots of fun while doing so.

“Our students were so well behaved, we received a certificate from the museum thanking us for taking care of their historic site.” 

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