Exploring Welsh history at Cardiff Castle

Posted: 22nd June 2022

Discovering a leading historical site

Our Year 10 Senior School students have visited Cardiff Castle as part of their GCSE topic, ‘History Around Us’.

The castle sits at the heart of the city and is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance, only a short drive from Westbourne.

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

The students were excited to discover the castle’s 2000-year history. From the Roman occupation of Britain to the Norman Conquest, through civil war turbulence, a Victorian era transformation and even the role it played as an air-raid shelter during World War 2, the monument is steeped in history.

The group had a wonderful guided tour and workshop in the morning, looking at how the 3rd Marquis of Bute had tried to recreate a medieval castle during his ownership. Later in the afternoon, they enjoyed the opportunity to get out into the sunshine with an ice-cream for lunch, after which they explored the castle once more in the afternoon, completing themed work booklets.

Senior school excursion to Cardiff Castle

Senior School pupils on the trip

Cardiff Castle

Interior of Cardiff Castle

Igniting a thirst for knowledge

We offer a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum, enabling students to choose a pathway that best suits their abilities and passions. Our Senior School students engage with subjects that ignite their thirst for knowledge – supported by small class sizes and a personalised teaching approach.

Regular trips and excursions provide students with exciting opportunities to engage with the curriculum and advance their learning in the real world.

Year 10 pupils from Westbourne School Cardiff

Year 10 exploring the castle

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