Oakham School History and Religion & Philosophy Departments took 81 Form 1 Pupils to Lincoln Castle and Cathedral.
Teacher of History Ms Boyd tells us more:-
“It was a packed day during which time pupils saw the Lincoln copy of the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest from 1215; walked the castle walls, learning about the siege of Lincoln in 1217 when the castle was defended ably by its female custodian Nicola de la Haye; and took part in a costume drama of King John’s signing of the Magna Carta where many of our students showed their exemplary dramatic skills.
In the afternoon, students went to Lincoln Cathedral to have a tour by the very knowledgeable guides on the history of the Cathedral and signs and symbols in Medieval Christian religion. They were given an opportunity to light a candle and say a brief prayer for our school, friends and family.
The weather held out beautifully for us and indeed we were even treated to a view of the Red Arrows practising over Lincoln! The students had a fantastic day and it was a real pleasure to take them on this trip.”