The Grade 4 History trip on March 16-17 was a fantastic opportunity for our students to visit famous sites and experience some of the rich history that can be found on our doorstep.
The destinations were linked to topics that they studied during their Middle Ages unit. The trip enabled the children to connect with experts in the field who shared their knowledge and passion, making history come alive!
The program began with a trip to Dover, where they toured Dover Castle. This medieval castle is situated in Dover, Kent, near the famous White Cliffs high above the English Channel. It was founded in the 11th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout history.
From there, students headed to Canterbury, where they participated in a costume trail through the Canterbury Cathedral, one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England. The students enjoyed several exploration activities in their learning center. After visiting the Cathedral, everyone spent the night in the YHA Canterbury Youth Hostel.
On the second day, the group visited Battle Abbey. They all had a great time exploring the site and reliving history on the actual battlegrounds where the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066.
It was an interactive and fun historical trip!
You can see more photos in our Flickr album.