Year 7 visit to the Chalke Valley History Festival
The entire Year 7 ventured to the ‘Glastonbury of History Festivals’ as the Headmaster put it.
Having been a regular and knowing the organiser we were eager to find out if his words were true. Upon arriving we were not disappointed! Not quite on the same scale as Glastonbury however two long fields worth of various different sized tents and lots of individuals wearing an assortment of various historical clothing greeted our eyes. We had a quick tour passing, WW1 trenches, life-sized spitfires, The Celts, Vikings, Saxons, and all sorts of historical periods in different sections around the field.
The morning consisted of two interesting talks about whether Hitler was a popular dictator and the variety of different weaponry used to destroy castles, then the children wandered around the field enjoying what each area had to offer. Learning how to make paints and arrows during the middle ages, trying different codes and communication during the War to name but a few. Sadly the weather wasn’t on our side and with many of the activities being outside we had to leave soon after lunch but with a vow to return again next year.