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Quay School students visit Corfe Castle

As part of the Kimmeridge autumn term topic, students visited Corfe Castle on October 13th 2016. The purpose of the trip was to further explore one of four methods used by William the Conqueror to subjugate the English. The method of most interest used by William, was that of the Motte and Bailey Castle. Much of the current castle originates from this period.

Aiden, a student from the Kimmeridge group explained that in his opinion that the best way for William to keep control was to use the Motte and bailey castles. “The castle was so large, it would have made William look very powerful to friend and foe alike. The best thing however, about going to Corfe castle was imagining that people stood there thousands of years ago. It was great to have touched the stones they carved and built”.

Students also used their visit to inspire individualised examples of Gothic Horror literature in their own words entitled ‘The lady of Corfe Castle’. Well done to all, an excellent day had by all.

by Henry Perry