A secondary school in Bilborough had the very special honour of being the first to visit Nottingham Castle following its £30 million transformation.
Pupils from Nottingham University Samworth Academy (NUSA) – part of the Nova Education Trust – were invited to attend before this week’s official opening of the castle.
The three-year transformation has included the addition of attractions telling the story of Robin Hood, improved viewing galleries, a new visitor centre and an adventure playground.
The children’s activities included seeing the Rebellion and Creative Galleries, as well as the Robin Hood Adventure – a bow and arrow interactive feature.
All the year 7 pupils and Humanities department of NUSA really enjoyed seeing the newly refurbished surroundings.
Head of School, Emma Howard, said: “It was a great privilege to be the first secondary school to visit the castle since its transformation.
“The views at the top of the castle really demonstrates the beauty of the wonderful city of Nottingham.”
Trip co-ordinator and History teacher, Dom Townsend, added: “Our pupils found the visitor experience both fascinating and were intrigued to learn more about their home-town.”
Pupil, Taylor Marriot, said: “I really enjoyed the trip to the castle. They made everything so clear and it was really interesting. It was one of the funniest days of my life.”
And Karolina Baran said: “I really enjoyed learning about Robin Hood. The new exhibition was really interesting and fun. It all linked to what we learnt about in history at school.”
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