Castles

Programme: Castles

Anglesey

A unique course of Arts activities , Castle visits to learn about the history of Castles and the myths & legends behind them.

As you make your way to us here at Conway Centre, Anglesey, you will stop at a local castle to capture photos for the art activities over your visit. The weekend will consist of Music, Drama and Art to keep your students excited and interested, all whilst meeting requirements of the national curriculum.

Our Aim is to improve your students understanding of Castles by combining this with arts to broaden their knowledge in a fun way. All whilst trying new & exciting activities which will not only boost self-confidence but also create memories that will last forever

Desired Outcomes

Create 2 and 3D responses of a Coat of Arms, Scroll, Pennant, Triptych, inspired by their castle visit to broaden their topic knowledge

Explore myths and legends through dramatic techniques to create a photographic storyboard

Learn playing and rhythmic techniques to play a snare drum rhytms to create drum fanfare to be recorded / performed

Create great memories with peers and teachers

Planning your visit

Sample 2-Night Visit

Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Travel to centre –
Visit Castle en-route. (Photograph of castle needed for Art / DTsessions)
Drama Activity:

Discuss coats of arms and the mottos – share key words and phrases – students create own motto (translate into Latin)

Model ‘script’ for heraldic writing, write motto on pennant – rewrite with marker pen

Use coat hanger / dowel and wire to make a hanging pennant which can be used to line the Archery space the following day (Medieval Tournament)
Mini catapults
Day 2 Archery session Drama Activity:

Myths and legends linked to castles e.g. King Arthur

Create freeze frames and photograph

Use photos for visit scrapbook
Castle feast themed BBQ followed by Orienteering
Day 3 Art/DT Activity:

Assemble triptych using photos from Drama session to paint scenes of castle and myth / legends
Travel Home

Sample 4-Night Visit

Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Travel to centre – Visit Castle en - route (Photograph of castle needed for Art / DT sessions) Drama Activity: Discuss coats of arms and the mottos – share key words and phrases – students create own motto (translate into Latin)

Model ‘script’ for heraldic writing, write motto on pennant – rewrite with marker pen

Use coat hanger / dowel and wire to make a hanging pennant which can be used to line the Archery space the following day (Medieval Tournament)
Self-led or Evening Activity
Day 2 Archery session Drama Activity:

Myths and legends linked to castles e.g. King Arthur

Create freeze frames and photograph

Use photos for visit scrapbook
Build a drawbridge
Day 3 Art/DT Activity:

Assemble triptych using photos from Drama session to paint scenes of castle and myth / legends
Music:

Snare drum rhytms to create drum fanfar

Use notation or word patterns (age specific) to record ideas

Record or use fanfare to begin the medieval feast (barbecue!)
Castle feast themed BBQ followed by Orienteering
Day 4 Visit to second Castle Art / DT Activity:

Discuss coats of arms, and explanations.

Use pre-cut templates to create own coat of arms

Create rubbing of Coat of Arms, add to class book

'Age' paper using tea / coffee

Practise writing with calligraphy pen

Write surname as title then list items on personal coat of arms on aged paper, with explanation of meaning

Add ribbon to 'scroll' with Conway wax seal
Self-led or additional evening activity
Day 5 Review of the week

Group exercise to put their learning into practise
Travel Home
What's included:
  • 2- or 4-nights' accomodation.
  • Full board basis catered to your needs
  • Tailored activity sessions to meet your desired outcomes

All off this from £153.35pp for 2 nights or £298.35 for 4 nights.

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