Castles, Steam and King Arthur

Jo ConwayCoCurricular, Prep School

Shebbear College trip to King Arthur’s castle at Tintagel

Year 3 and 4 took a trip to Launceston Castle and Steam Railway. The weather did not dampen their spirits and they approached the steep walk to up to the castle with vigour. Once there, the children had a chance to climb to the top of the 12th century tower and admire the breathtaking views over Launceston and surrounds. We all discussed the practicalities of building the castle at such a height without the use of machinery and technology.

At the steam railway we enjoyed an interesting talk about the history of the railway and a leisurely ride to Newmills and back, then treated to a look inside the engine shed. The children had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and see the engines close up. We finished the day by spending some time in the wonderful transport museum before heading back to school. We learned so much and have plenty to talk about in upcoming History lessons.

Year 5 visited the ruins of King Arthur’s castle at Tintagel and learned all about the myths and legends of this mysterious king and what life would have been like during his era. They all enjoyed the amazing views from high up on the cliffs.

Shebbear College trip to Launceston Castle
Shebbear College trip to Launceston Steam Railway