Castles

Anglesey

Programme: Castles

Anglesey | Tattenhall

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 our Conway Centre, Anglesey, or Tattenhall, Cheshire, 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

DAY 1
Morning  Travel to centre –Visit Castle en-route. (Photograph of castle needed for Art / DT sessions)
Afternoon 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)
Evening Mini catapults
DAY 2
Morning Archery session
Afternoon Myths and legends linked to castles e.g. King Arthur

Create freeze frames and photograph

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

Assemble triptych using photos from Drama session to paint scenes of castle and myth / legends 
Afternoon Travel Home
Evening
Planning your visit

Sample 4-Night Visit

DAY 1
Morning Travel to centre – Visit Castle en - route (Photograph of castle needed for Art / DT sessions)
Afternoon 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) 
Evening Self-led or Evening Activity
DAY 2
Morning Archery session
Afternoon Drama Activity:

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

Create freeze frames and photograph

Use photos for visit scrapbook
Evening Build a drawbridge
DAY 3
Morning Art/DT Activity:

Assemble triptych using photos from Drama session to paint scenes of castle and myth / legends 
Afternoon 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!) 
Evening Castle feast themed BBQ followed by Orienteering
DAY 4
Morning Visit to second Castle
Afternoon 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 
Evening Self-led or additional evening activity
DAY 5
Morning Review of the week

Group exercise to put their learning into practise
Afternoon Travel Home
Evening
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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