Leeds Armoury

Mar 14, 2020 Foundation Subjects, Trips

As part of our topic work connected to Peasants, Princes and Pestilence, we paid a visit to Leeds Armoury. This was to enable us to find out what it would have been like to be a knight in the Middle Ages. We wanted to discover what weapons and armour were used and how they would have battled. The children had a go at firing an arrow and tried  a knight's helmet: you couldn't see a great deal!

While we were there, we also looked at armour that would have been worn in Asia at a similar time - there were a lot of differences!

We were able to see a war elephant that would have been used in battles in Asia - it was very impressive!

During our visit, we also watched a demonstration of a sword fight - the two people were practicing moves that were recorded in a Middle Age manuscript that taught people how to fight and defend themselves.

It was a great day out with lots of learning and a visit to the gift shop at the end of the day, which is always fun! Well done class 9 for behaving so well!



More Posts

Your browser is out of date

For the best experience and security on phones, tablets and computer screens alike this website uses technologies that are not compatible with the browser you're currently using.

For more information and instructions on how to update your browser, visit https://browser-update.org/update.html.

Proceed to website