Our Year 8 students in HaSS this term have officially become historians i.e. people who study history. Students are learning about medieval history, with the focus in week 3 being medieval castles. After learning about the continuity and change of medieval castle designs, students applied their critical and creative thinking skills to build their masterpiece medieval castles on “Minecraft for Education”. Students setup servers in teams on their iPads to work together to construct their castles. These medieval castle designs featured feudal villages, moats, fortified walls, watch towers and draw bridges. It was great seeing the students working collaboratively, creatively, and excitedly while linking a game they love with a subject they are interested in.
In term one Mrs Preston ran an Academy on Medieval Castles. The HaSS team are looking forward to running more Academies that students love when they resume again in term 3.