Junior School Year 4 and Year 5 pupils spent a fantastic day at Windsor Castle and were treated to an extra special whistle-stop tour by serving Household Cavalry Bandmaster, Warrant Officer Ruffer (the father of two of our boarding pupils).
After watching the Coldstream Guards depart with the Band of the Household Cavalry after the Changing of the Guard ceremony, we entered the castle with our guide. We paused to discuss features of medieval castle construction before heading to the State rooms.
It was interesting to see the amazing chandeliers, ornate beds, and red and green silk on the walls – we're used to our wallpaper being made of paper! We were astonished at the beauty of St George's Hall with all the shields of the Knights of the Royal Garter; despite being hundreds of years old, the shields looked bright and colourful.
Pupils visited St George's Chapel and got the chance to see the wedding outfits of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which was a real bonus. Having recently watched the Royal Wedding on television, we were able to recognise the chapel. The castle was amazing and many of us hope to return with our families.
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Chris Brown, Junior School Head of History