A Tale of Two Queens for Year 8
Our Year 8 pupils visited Tutbury Castle on Wednesday 10th April to come face to face with two of the most famous and well known monarchs in British history. In the morning session, they heard the story of Mary Queen of Scots told by Castle Curator Lesley Smith, whilst in the afternoon, they heard from her cousin and adversary Queen Elizabeth I. Sandwiched between these two sessions was a meeting with a ‘Knight in Armour’ who allowed our pupils to handle and learn about real weapons from the period. The weather was good and the school was complimented on the exemplary behaviour of the pupils and their excellent historical knowledge. A great day was had all round!
Year 8 pupils visited Tutbury Castle for another insight into the Tudor political arena by renowned TV historian Lesley Smith. Pupils also learned about Medeival instruments and falconry in the Middle Ages.
Year 7 pupils visited Warwick castle to investigate Medieval life. After a walls walk to look at the barbican, the pupils braved the scary dungeons and all their inhabitants to discover how the plague was treated and how witches were tortured.
Pupils witnessed a flight show from a huge condor and other birds of prey and then conquered the Horrible Histories maze. Well done to all pupils for fully immersing themselves in the experience and excellent behaviour.
Year 7 pupils recreated the Battle of Hastings to discover how England was conquered for the last time.
Elizabeth I Royal Visit
Renowned historian Lesley Smith of Tutbury Castle, visited Christ Church Academy in full period costume to lecture all pupils about life in Tudor Britain. Pupils were informed of Elizabethan education, gender role, clothing, warfare and health.
'Take a Stand' Initiative
On Wednesday 1st December, two Y7 Teams competed in the national finals of the ‘Take A Stand’ initiative. They were up against five other teams from across the country, all of whom were between the age of 14-19, making our pupils’ achievement even more impressive! The Christ Church teams were...
Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2021
Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Shoebox appeal. It was again a fantastic effort and over 112 children will enjoy a special treat this Christmas as a result of your generosity and thoughtfulness. ...
Christmas Jumper Day!
Friday 10th December will be Christmas Jumper Day. This year, we will be fundraising for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Pupils are invited to wear a Christmas jumper instead of their usual school jumper (with normal school uniform underneath) in exchange for a donation. The easiest way to do this is t...
Autumn 2021 Activities List
Please see our exciting range of extra curricular activities available for Autumn 2021: ...