Motte and Bailey Castles
Over October half term, Year 5 pupils, with a bit of help form their parents, created some exceptionally good Motte and Bailey Castle models.
Plans were kept secretive and younger sibling traitors warned, at peril of dismal Norman punishment, not to divulge any details of strategies employed during construction. Finally the last drawbridge was raised, flags were hoisted, the moats filled with greasy water and the last sheep safely sheltered in the bailey.
What triumphant examples of careful research, concentration, artistic genius and team work they were. By taking up the gauntlet, every child in the year group was a winner. However, the nature of a competition is that some models exhibited just a little more authenticity, individuality or finishing touches which set them apart from the others.
Dr Sam Willis accepted the difficult task of judging the models. After much deliberation, the following judgement was passed:
1st Prize – Rosie H
The prize for the model that the judge would most like to keep – Alban G
Runners up – Rosamund E, Ellenna C, Gabriel F, George H, Genevieve S-J, Jemima S, Ben T, Jacob P and Zhi Y.