First Form ‘Raven’ About Tower of London Visit

Jan 27, 2024

First Form pupils delved into the past on their recent visit to the historic Tower of London as part of their studies on the Norman Conquest.

They relished the opportunity to explore the medieval White Tower, which was originally built on a huge mound at the City’s eastern fringe. This told the citizens of London that they were now a conquered people and sent out a clear signal that the Normans were here to stay. Pupils learnt that the Tower took around 20 years to build and enjoyed seeing many unique and extraordinary arms and armours on display, including the royal armours of Henry VIII, Charles I and James II. The Crown Jewels exhibit was one of the most exciting parts of the visit, as pupils were dazzled by the impressive display of crowns, learning that the Crown Jewels have been stored and displayed at the Tower of London since 1661.

The trip to the Tower of London was a fantastic experience which sparked the curiosity of our First Form and left them eager to learn more about the past.

Tower of London