As part of their topic on the conquest of England, Year 7 had a trip to Chepstow Castle last week.

The castle has oldest Keep in Britain; the building was started in 1067, just one year after Williams’s victory at Hastings.

Students studied the inside of the Castle looking at how easy it would have been to defend and what it might have been like to live there.

They then studied the castle from the outside and how difficult it would have been to attack and break in; what weapons and tactics might have been used and what was the likelihood of achieving victory against a Castle like this.