Stroud School re-enact the Battle of Hastings

To commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, Year 7 pupils from Stroud School in Romsey, re-enacted the battle as a cross-curricular activity between the Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and History departments.

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23rd October 2020 — The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England.

Mr Stewart, Deputy Head - Pastoral and History Teacher, who ran the event, says: 'It was fantastic that the children could experience, discuss and debate the key moments of the battle field. This active learning gave us a great foundation upon which to build subject skills and develop our understanding and analysis of this event.'

Speaking to the children it was clear that a great depth of learning, questioning and understanding of events took place - alongside the fun of being outside and acting out a key event in British History. The Norman solders even spoke French during this battle! Madame Lopes, Head of MFL, was pleased with the accents and speeches incorporated into the battle, ensuring that 'Par le splendeur de Dieu - William took the day once more.'

About Stroud School, King Edward VI Preparatory School

Stroud is a true preparatory school. When you visit us, expect to see pupils who are happy, respectful and honest. These three fundamental attributes ensure that our leavers are fully prepared to move on to the next stage of their education and the start of their young adult lives.

Our provision for education, within 20 acres of rural Hampshire, allows for exploration and the development of a love of learning. Crucially, this is carefully balanced across a wider curriculum that provides not only academic rigour and focus, but also the sort of opportunities and experiences that remain with our pupils for the rest of their lives.

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