Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…….I was SO cold on my travels around Castleknock yesterday!!
I took a wander into the grounds of Castleknock College. I heard it was a very old school so I decided to do some investigating. I found out that the school is nearly 200 years old…..that’s even older than our school!
Did you know that there is actually a castle in Casteknock?! That must be where the name came from.
I discovered that the castle is hundreds of years old! Only the ruins of the castle remain today but long ago it was a Norman Castle and you could see far and wide from the top! It was also surrounded by high walls and a moat. This helped the families living in the castle to protect themselves from invaders!
I noticed another big hill as I was leaving so I’ll have to come back another day to investigate.
Here’s some things for you to think about today:
How old is our school? (Hint: You might find some help on your school jumper)
Do you know of any stories that have a castle in them?
Could you draw a picture of a castle for me? Remember to include high walls and a moat.
See you tomorrow,