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Fantastic Forts

Posted at 1:21 pm on 26th March, 2019

Year 7 Castle Competition

Wellacre’s annual castle project has inspired Year 7 to research, design and build a range of fantastic medieval forts!

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The independent study project tasked students to carry out research and create a 3D model demonstrating their learning.  Some students opted for conventional craft materials, whilst others turned to computer programmes to showcase their designs online.

In History lessons this term, students have been learning about different styles of castles and the purposes of its architectural features for defense and living.  

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The homework project supported and enhanced students’ learning but also developed independent work and study skills.  

Outstanding castle designs were shortlisted by the Humanities department for judging by Principal, Miss Wicks.

Click here to see more of our Year 7 castle designs!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the competition, who will all receive points for their Houses:

1st: Harry R (7.4P) and Luke (7.2T)

2nd: Zakaria (7.3P)

3rd: Joseph (7.4P)

Leader of Humanities, Mrs O'Neill, said:

“I am really proud of students’ superb efforts this year - I didn’t think last year’s efforts could be beaten! Well done to all who participated. I hope students are inspired to learn even more about Medieval History as a result of this project.”