As part of the new exciting History GCSE course all of our classes visited Berry Pomeroy Castle in order to investigate it’s local and wider significance.  The students were challenged to independently complete a treasure hunt amongst the ruins and dark recesses of the reputedly most haunted castle in Britain.
This trip helped them to interpret the historic site, which is essential for this GCSE exam.  Students came away with a better understanding of the site’s major challenges in its construction and were able to identify from its ruins the notable turning points over time.  They were also able to appreciate the diversity of everyday life at the castle through their own independent enquiries into the Pomeroy and Seymour families.  Students commented on how much they appreciated being out of the classroom and engaging in bringing history to life.
The History Faculty

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