Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Year 7 Students Visit Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey

Year 7 students had a brush with history when they visited Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey with the humanities department. 

Students investigated how castles and the Church helped to keep control during the Medieval period. They studied the defences of the oldest stone castle in Britain (work started on Chepstow just one year after the Battle of Hastings), including the famous murder holes!  They also 'walked in the steps' of the Medieval Cistercian monks who lived at the beautiful Tintern Abbey and discovered what life would be like getting up at 2.00am to attend service, where there was only one room warm room in the monastery. 

Many thanks to the wonderful RGS staff who accompanied the trip and also the students who behaved so well.

Mrs A Baker
Teacher of History, RS and Global Perspectives