Millfield Prep’s Virtual Visit to the Battlefield of Hastings

Millfield Prep’s Virtual Visit to the Battlefield of Hastings

Millfield Prep School Pupils have enjoyed a virtual site visit to the Battlefield of Hastings.

In a first for the Millfield Prep History Department, the school worked with the Head of History at Claverham Community College, Mr Ingram, whose school is only a few miles away from the prestigious historical site, to arrange the event.

Over the past few months, the department have been designing an immersive experience for pupils to experience as they examine what happened on that fateful day in October 1066. Alongside a selection of 30 photographs that have been taken over the summer, the History Department have designed the virtual tour of the battlefield with the route that school groups would take when visiting the site.

Millfield Prep’s Deputy Head Academic, Mr Close added narration, guiding the class expertly across the battlefield, identifying key moments and decisions, places and people who shaped the monumental event. This gave pupils the chance to add extra details, make valuable links to events and highlight key moments by seeing the battlefield. This virtual site visit will be given to all Year 7 pupils in their History lessons over the next term as they prepare for their Hastings assessment.

Head of Humanities, Andrew Sweet said “The children thought it was pretty amazing to bring Hastings to Glastonbury.”

Learn more about History at Millfield Prep here.

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