Today we were very blessed to be graced with the company of Kathryn from History Alive , who brought along all of her bits and bobs to delight us and teach all all about The Scottish Wars of Independence!
Kirkcolm and Leswalt upper joined forces in the hall to explore and learn, in great detail, the events that lead up to The Scottish Wars. Pupils have already done a lot of work about this in class and we were able to add to the discussions but we were no match for Kathryn’s expertise!
We learned about ancient Scotland and what life would look like in those days, all the way back to 1066 when William the Conquerer landed in Scotland and Scotland’s landscapes were full of trees and murky marshes everywhere.
We heard about how Edward the First tried to take control of Scotland and how the brave soldiers of Scotland fought back and finally, the culmination of the Battle of Bannockburn. Kathryn was able to really bring all this to life for both the teachers and the pupils and it was amazing to learn about these events in such depth.
After this, pupils were able to ask all sorts of questions and get stuck into the fantastic props that Kathryn brought along and as you can see from the photos below, they really took advantage of this!
We feel so lucky to be able to welcome Kathryn and her expertise back into the schools and it has been a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to see their history topic really come to life.
See below to try and pick out your own Scottish Warrior in full kit!