Our Year one students spent a day play-acting as princesses, witches and knights at a drama workshop at Leeds Castle as part of this term’s studies on traditional stories.

The KG classmates took part in ‘The Swan Princess’ at the 900 year-old castle, set in 500 acres of glorious grounds and gardens.

The five to six year-olds dressed-up as mean witch ‘Baba Yaga Spindleshanks’, gnomes, knights and other fun characters to act out the traditional fairy-tale about magical transformations, broken promises and friendship and loyalty.

After, they were treated to a tour of the ‘loveliest castle in the world’, which was last inhabited in the 1970s by Anglo-American heiress, landowner and hostess Lady Baillie.

K1 teacher Mrs Grant, said:  “The children were impeccably behaved as always, and staff, and visitors to the castle, complimented us on their manners and attitude to learning.

“They had great fun and were able to use the skills they have gained from our dance and drama lessons at school to very good use.”

Before making their way back to school, the Gad’s cohort followed a trail path to learn how the many different species of animals and plants flourish in the castle grounds, which links to next term’s Science topic.

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