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Year 7 had a wonderful time visiting Tamworth Castle.  They enjoyed exploring, starting in the Great Hall and armoury.  They even got to hold replica items of armoury and feel just how heavy a helmet with chain mail was.  Some of the Staffordshire Hoard was on display, and we were wowed by learning that the value of the whole hoard, found in a field by a metal detectorist, was over 3 million pounds!.  As it was such a beautiful day the learners enjoyed running off a bit of energy in the park outside the castle afterwards and some got to practice their independence skills by buying themselves an ice-cream in the park café.

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