Year 10 History coursework

On Tuesday 26th September, Year 10 history students visited Pickering and Scarborough Castles. As part of the new GCSE history course, students are expected to study the historic environment and develop an awareness of local heritage sites.

Starting at the impressive ruins of Pickering Castle, the students were taken on a guided tour hosted by the history department. No stone left unturned, the tour led the students around the whole castle site and around the defensive walls, culminating in the climb up the steep steps to the keep where they enjoyed the incredible views over the Vale of York and even as far north as Whitby.

We then moved on to Scarborough Castle to explore the foreboding ruins of the extensive stone keep castle on top of the famous cliffs. The fog rolling off the North Sea made seeing the buildings difficult but the students soldiered on using a specially made treasure trail guide to explore the site thoroughly.

With the sun shining and the temperatures nice and high we even managed a seafront stop off for fish and chips and some of us were lucky enough to get an ice cream! All in all, a grand day out was had by all!

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