There is a tradition in our school to visit a different English castle at the end of every teaching year. It is a great opportunity for our students to find out more about history, architecture and governance during different periods in English history.
This year we chose Arundel Castle and Gardens that is located in West Sussex. It is a medieval castle with nearly 1,000 years of history, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel.
The castle is full of fine furniture and works of art in beautifully furnished rooms, it has a great collection of arms and armour, spectacular gardens, and a 14th century Fitzalan Chapel. Some personal possessions of Mary Queen of Scots are on display in this castle as well.
This castle is used to film historical films. A period drama Young Victoria was filmed in this castle in 2009.
Our students were very happy with this school trip as it was a great opportunity not only to learn something new but also to spend some quality time with their friends in a very different and beautiful environment.