Year 7 Field Trip to Castle Acre
On Thursday 13th September 2011 the Year 7s went on a magnificent but yet cold field trip to Castle Acre. Although the bus journey was long, when everyone got off, we all knew that this trip would be the highlight of the term.
First of all we walked over to Chimney Street to do a labelled field drawing of the view we saw. Little did we know that Castle Acre was just around the corner. After our drawings were completed, we headed over to Castle Acre, which was the reason we were here. After the short walk, we entered the bailey of the castle, to eat our lunch. Once our meal was complete we walked along the ruined castle walls. We then visited the Castle Motte and completed our worksheets. After this, we then made our way towards the village of Castle Acre, via the slippery, wooden bridge.
On arriving at the village, we completed a survey about whether or not the buildings were for tourists like us, or for the locals. Upon completing our survey, we headed towards the priory, but of course, we had to stop at the gift shop on our way! We then walked through the arch of the church ( below) that the monks once worshipped in.
We then walked around the ancient ruins of the priory, including the dormitory, and many more rooms. Unfortunately, it was time to go home. Although our day at Castle Acre was wet, we all enjoyed it thoroughly!
Josh Baker (Year 7)