Your News: A modern take on medieval buildings

From left, Courtney Cooke, Lily Bell, Charlotte Lacey, Ethan Thomas and Ross Golshan.
From left, Courtney Cooke, Lily Bell, Charlotte Lacey, Ethan Thomas and Ross Golshan.

During their Year 7 History studies, Casterton Business and Enterprise students learnt all about Norman castles and how they changed.

They were tasked with the daunting project of building a castle or weapon in the style that William the Conqueror would have commanded after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The students had four weeks to complete their designs. In the New Year, various inventions came streaming into college, in all shapes and sizes.

The students produced a wide-range of castles; from motte and bailey to shell keeps, from square stone keeps to concentric castles. The weapons were even more inventive. The students showed off their maces, swords, axes and shields, sometimes with the terrifying faces that Norman soldiers themselves would be afraid of!

Huge praise goes to all of those students who took part. After a student vote, the runaway winner was Lily Bell, who produced a beautifully-crafted and very detailed motte and bailey 
castle.