Trip to the Tower of London

As part of our Geography topic about London, Year 2 embarked on a trip to The Tower of London on Wednesday 26th March.

 We had been learning about landmarks and bridges in and around London and were looking forward to seeing this historic building.

It was a fantastic day looking around the various towers and seeing some of the most precious jewels in the world. We had the privilege of meeting a medieval Knight who helped us to understand a little more about the gruesome side to the Tower’s history.

The boys particularly enjoyed learning about the animals that have lived in the former Royal Palace; King Henry III kept an elephant in a tower and in 1251 he was given a polar bear by the King of Norway. The Polar Bear was tethered to the side by a long chain and was allowed to fish in the River Thames!

The boys had an enjoyable, educational day which I am sure they will remember for a long time to come.

Mrs Dodd

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