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17 May 2022
Primary 5 Visit Bannockburn

45Earlier this month the Primary 5s went on a trip to visit Bannockburn Visitor Centre. We went there to learn about the Scottish Wars of Independence. We took a 45-minute coach to the Centre from School and when we arrived, we entered the Centre and met our guide called Kirsty and had our snacks. We learned about the three diverse types of soldiers that fought in both armies: foot soldiers, archers, and knights on horseback (cavalry). We got to handle and try on different armour, chainmail and weapons. We held real battle axes, swords, and daggers!

After lunch we went to the Map Room and we were split into different groups. We were given different sides to be on and when Kirsty said our roles we had to shout out “Charge” or “Kebabs” or “Whoosh” and clap for our kings. After that we went to the interactive film room that had screens all around us and we watched the battle happening. It was scary. At the end of our trip, we went outside and did some spear training with pikes. We saw the statue of Robert the Bruce and noticed that he was looking south towards the approaching English army.

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