Squirrels vist the Tower of London
As part of their topic on 'Castles' Squirrels class visited the Tower of London on Tuesday 8th February!
The day started with a rather long journey into London throughout which the pupils behaved beautifully. Once they were dropped at the Tower of London they went straight into the courtyard and met a variety of characters from the Tower's history. They were even lucky enough to be introduced to the Queen-although they forst had to learn how to bow and curtsey correctly.
Then it was on to the crown jewels, which the pupils were fascinated by and thoroughly enjoyed discussing. Following this, they visited the White Tower and the Armoury where they had a chance to discuss the dastardly behaviour of the Kings and Queens of the past and admire the armour and weaponry worn and used by the ancestors of our monarchy.
Before they left the pupils had the opportunity to talk to a Beefeater and see some of the Ravens which the Tower is famous for.
The staff at the Tower commented on how polite, engaged and sensible our children were throughout the visit and the Rogate staff were extremely proud of them all. The pupils will be using this experience to help them with their writing and topic work in the classroom- please feel free to come and see your child's work at any time or come to our sharing gallery on Friday 17th February.
Many thanks to all the fantastic parent helpers who made the trip possible- we hope you had as much fun as the staff and children!