Reedley students storm Clitheroe Castle

The Reedley kids in action.
The Reedley kids in action.

Reedley Primary School's Year 5 pupils have thrown themselves headfirst into a world of Anglo Saxon history and dragon folklore, as they enjoyed their visit to Clitheroe Castle.


The children took part in a fun-filled day led by Lancashire County Council Heritage Learning Team, with the eager students having a fantastic day of acting in role-playing, retelling ancient stories, and getting involved in the arts.

The tour was led by Lancashire County Council Heritage Learning Team.

The tour was led by Lancashire County Council Heritage Learning Team.

As well as designing armour for an egg, the pupils took in a bit of dragon-spotting, and role play activites based on The Battle of Hastings, as well as a range of other activities that went down a storm amongst the lucky Reedley role-players.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed the day," said Mrs Tupling, the class' teacher. "It was great to see them all getting involved and excited, especially when they were given top secret dragon training to become an official S.W.O.R.D Ranger!

"We hope that the trip has sparked curiosity in our children to find out more about their learning and the castle," she added. "We would highly recommend any learning experiences booked through Clitheroe Castle or the LCC Heritage Learning Team.”

“My favourite part of the day was making armour for a hard-boiled egg," said nine-year-old pupil Haseeb Mahmood. "We dropped it off the top of the castle’s keep to see if it survived. Luckily mine did and I won a certificate for the best designed egg in my group!”