Civil War Re-enacted

On Monday 16th March Year 7 took a trip to the Newark Civil War Centre. In the morning we had a look round the galleries and selected a favourite object to sketch and to put forward reasons why we had chosen that object. Some students then presented their artefact to the rest of the group in the style of a museum guide.  

We then took part in a workshop on arms and armour in the Civil War. Pupils dressed as musketeers, infantrymen or cavalrymen and had to work out which weapons these soldiers would carry. Following this was a gun drill and a pike drill using replica muskets and spongy pikes!

In the afternoon we re-enacted the trial of Charles I, investigating who was responsible for his execution and whether Charles deserved any sympathy for his predicament. Joseph played a rather jolly Charles, and Ralph was an enthusiastic executioner.