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Bringing history lessons to life

14 July 2017

Pupils from Giles Academy schools will get to showcase their maths, science and engineering skills in a special event on Monday 17 July.

Lincoln Castle

Trebuchet to be located in the castle grounds

Year 10 students from Giles Academy in Old Leake, Boston and Lincoln Castle have been re–creating trebuchet machines, commonly used in sieges, including the 1217 Battle of Lincoln, as part of a special outreach project with the castle’s learning department.

The finished creations include table top models, and a special recreation of a larger sized model to be used in the grounds of the castle for competitions and events! They will now be used by the learning department at Lincoln Castle with schools in the future.

Anita Fox, learning manager says:

“The creativity and enthusiasm shown by the students taking part in the project is inspiring to see, and the learning team are really looking forward to seeing how their research and hard work has paid off in the standard of their designs.

“Once the students have presented their designs on Monday, the models will then be used by our department to aid Key Stage 2 and 3 students with their development and learning, focusing on maths, science and engineering skills.

“This is an exciting time for heritage learning and we are further developing our outreach cross curricular projects with schools.”

The students will be given a guided tour of the castle before meeting the learning development team to talk through their designs, where they will be presented with a certificate for their achievements.

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Last updated: 18 July 2017

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