Yesterday, Year 7 were lucky enough to visit Bolton Abbey and Skipton Castle as part of their lessons about Castles. This will also support next term’s planned lessons about Henry VIII’S closing of the monasteries. The weather was good to us and we were able to picnic in the ground of Bolton Abbey after a guided tour of the church and the ruins, also inspecting the graveyard where, among others Freddie Truman is buried. On to Skipton after lunch where pupils learned about the living conditions in the castle and a lot about Poo! After a trip to the shop to buy a bow and arrow or a wooden sword we managed to make it to the coach just as the rain started. Pupils gained a great deal from the visit, enjoying their learning in the historic environment.