Year 1 visit to Windsor Castle | Boys Preparatory School | Surbiton High School
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Year 1 visit to Windsor Castle

Posted: 24th March 2023

The Year 1 girls enjoyed visiting Windsor Castle recently. On arrival, we were lucky enough to get treated like royalty and skip all the long queues.

The first part of our day was our tour of St George’s Chapel. We were amazed by how beautiful and calm it was inside. There were so many amazing wooden and marble carvings – it was a very special place to see. We were excited to discover Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth II are buried here.

After leaving the Chapel, we made our way to our workshop titled ‘Life as a Knight’, in which we learnt all about page boys, squires and knights. It was great fun when we re-enacted the different roles and tried on the chainmail armour, and tested out the shields and shiny swords! We left our session filled with lots of brilliant facts.

Later, we toured The State Apartments inside the castle itself. Every room was filled with beautiful pictures and details – a particularly interesting room was the Weaponry Room – where there were hundreds of different sets of armour and weapons that the Royal family had accumulated over many, many years.

Our visit to the world’s oldest, largest inhabited castle was a success; it was a brilliant experience being able to see a motte and bailey castle in real life, and we wondered what William The Conqueror would make of it today.
What a lovely day!

Categories: Girls' Prep School