All of 2nd year recently visited Stirling Castle to learn about Mary Queen of Scots. When we arrived we were split into 2 groups, one group would have free time and the other would have a guided tour then we would meet up for lunch and swap. My group were then split into 3 groups, each with a teacher, we were allowed free time to explore the castle and this was very enjoyable as we explored the grounds and the different rooms. During lunch we were allowed to go to the gift shop. After lunch we had a guided tour of the castle, at the end I got to dress up and this was very fun. My day in Stirling Castle was very fun and enjoyable and i would definitely go back.
by Emma T
All of second year recently visited Stirling Castle. We went on this trip to learn about Mary Queen of Scots and her life. I learned a lot of things on this trip. One of them being that Mary Queen of Scots was born in Scotland but then she moved to France to live a better life. At a young age Mary was married to her cousin but he died shortly after they were married. The trip was very fun and I learned a lot from it. The tour round the castle was very good and enjoyable.
Stirling Castle by Dearbhla
In September, I visited Stirling Castle with my class along with 2N4, and some from 2N1. There, we took a tour of the castle and took part in various activities. We learned a lot about the art that was popular in the time of Mary Queen of Scots.
We also visited the rooms in which Mary Queen of Scots grew up in, which I found rather interesting. We learned about the things the royals did in their spare time and visited the big hall, where feasts and parties would be held. When we were touring the castle, I found it fascinating that this was once a place that the royals stayed in. The whole castle was a very interactive experience which made it a whole lot more interesting.
I especially enjoyed going to the room to learn about what the knights wore during war and the type of fashion that was popular back in that specific era.
It was a good day overall, and I’m glad I went on it as the history part of IDL is my favourite section and it was great to visit a historical castle.
A fantastic day at Stirling Castle, where we met people acting as servants. They told us that a football was found behind the paneling in Mary’s room!
I didn’t know that Mary, Queen of Scots, couldn’t speak French when she was sent to France! (As if it wasn’t bad enough to be sent away from your Mum and your home).
Anyway, how was your visit to the castle? Leave a comment telling us what you thought of the trip AND what you found out that you didn’t know before?
S2 pupils are visiting Stirling Castle as part of their Interdisciplinary Learning work on Mary Queen of Scots. Pupils will be split into two, with one group touring the castle while the other works with staff from Historic Scotland, looking at 16th century costume and objects.