Tuesday 22nd April 2008 by C. Freeman
Year 7 students have created cardboard castles as part of a history project. The students studied defensive features such as moats, drawbridges, portcullises and spiral staircases and incorporated as many as possible into their models.
Daniel Bartlett, Heather McDonald, Jennifer Dobson, Phoebe Rose and Ellie Eades collaborated on the winning design. Ellie said: 'We did all of the criteria to build the castle's defences and included extra things like catapults. We built big walls, a castle bridge and a dam to protect it.'
Another group comprising Kaylie Lincoln, Olivia Mawby, Hannah Pryce, Emily Irvine and Beth Harrison included items such as a drawbridge, catapults, spikes, a murder hole and two round keeps into their design.
Teacher, Dr Rowe said: 'The model making was part of a history project looking at different defensive features and how castles can be attacked. The more defensive features the students put in then the higher the mark they got. They went to great efforts to put in spiral staircases and extra features and the end results were all pretty impressive.'