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Harlaxton youngsters visit Belvoir Castle for medieval topic

Youngsters at a village primary school stepped back in time for their medieval topic this term.

Key Stage 1 pupils at Harlaxton Primary School visited Belvoir Castle, where they learned about the history of the castle before being taken on a tour around its rooms and gardens.

The youngsters wanted to continue with their medieval theme back at school and dressed up as either a monarch or a pauper for the day last Wednesday.

Pupils enjoyed a trip to Belvoir Castle. (13722481)
Pupils enjoyed a trip to Belvoir Castle. (13722481)

They tucked into a Victorian banquet feast on long tables as well as taking part in a range of activities including calligraphy, creating a coat of arms for their family, joining in with peasant and monarch games and showing their best moves in some Tudor-style dancing.

Belvoir Castle’s head hawker Rhi Clark visited the school in the afternoon with a barn owl and a Harris hawk and let the children hold and stroke the birds after showing off their impressive flying skills in a display.


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