Yesterday we went on our class trip to Stirling Castle. What a magnificent day we had! When we arrived we were met by a very helpful tour guide who told us what our day was going to be like.
We then had some free time to roam around and explore the beautiful, historical castle. We visited the Grand hall, the kitchens, the fabulous gardens, the stunning views and walls. We also explored the King’s old building and the Palace. We got to watch a short video of Stirling Castle’s history.
By this time, we were pretty hungry! We had our packed lunch picnic outside in the gardens and thankfully it didn’t rain.
In the afternoon, we had a very special guided tour with a costumed character. He brought us back to the 1300’s and we travelled through history with him. He was very exciting and we really enjoyed this part.
“I liked when we went on the guided tour. It was really cool to see how the weapons were built and he also told us how many times Stirling Castle was knocked down.” Lucas
“I liked the classroom because of all the drama that happened there. He showed us some weapons and some volunteers got to recreate what happened for us.” Emaan
“I liked hearing about all of the defenses of the castle. I liked to know how they used to protect the castle with the drawbridge, towers, fences and all of the other ways of keeping people out.” Vincent
“My favourite part was the movie because it showed us about Stirling Castle and all of the old sculptures and statues. After the video, we went out to look at the statues.” Khayrah
“I loved feeling how heavy the chain mail armor was because it showed us how strong and fit and soldiers in the wars of independence must have been.” Matthew
“I liked when he told us about the dungeons. People that tried to get into the castle were thrown in the dungeons and forgotten about.” Mirin
“He told us that they used to eat their food off of plates made out of bread. I thought that was an interesting, funny fact.” Daniel E
“My favourite part was meeting the solider. He told us what happened people if they tried to attack Stirling Castle and he showed us lots of weapons.” Maya
“I liked the bit when he told us some of the old jobs people used to do around the castle. I liked the carpenter job because we saw the roof and floors that they used to work on.” Brodie
“I liked hearing about the kinds of foods they used to eat. They used to eat fish, chicken, lamb, vegetables and baked a lot of bread.” Shay
“I liked when we got to wander about and read all of the different bits of information and facts that were around the castle. I read some facts about coins they used to use.” Cara
“I liked looking in the Palace play area with all the different little rooms. There were musical instruments, costumes and games rooms.” Ethan
“I liked going into the great kitchens because it showed you what actually happened in the old days. There were statues of people baking bread in the big old fires. There were lots of food on big tables too.” Daouia
“The gift shop had lots of different toys, sweets and souvenirs of Stirling Castle.” George
What an amazing day we had! We were all very tired coming home. Well done P5d! You learned a lot and had a really great day 🙂