The Norman Conquest

2 days /1 nights

From only £110pp

Overview

2 days /1 nights From only £110pp

Investigate the dramatic events that took place on the 14th October 1066 - the rise of Norman power, feudalism and the English rebellion. By visiting key sites near Hastings and in London, students will gain a deeper understanding of the period.

Curriculum focus

  • Battle Abbey: The workshop lasts 1.5 hrs. Students will meet an ‘Anglo-Saxon’ and hear about the rise of Norman power and the English rebellion. They will also have a guided tour of the Battlefield. (max 30 per group).
  • Tower of London: One of William’s ‘courtiers’ will help students to analyse the purpose and impact of the ‘White Tower’. The session supports the key concepts of significance and interpretation.

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Use of the coach during the tour
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart school. Visit to Battle Abbey, including the ‘Conquest & Tales’ discovery tour with a specialist educator. Continue to London. Check in at your accommodation. Evening meal at planet Hollywood.

  • Day 2

    Morning visit to the Tower of London to attend ‘The Normans’ educational session. Depart for school in the afternoon.

Accommodation

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