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Lower the chocolate drawbridge!

Lower the chocolate drawbridge!

This term, lessons on the Normans have captured the imaginations of the Year 4 students. This week, Aria M. made an astonishing cake in the shape of a castle for her homework on the Normans.

The cake took the form of a Norman motte and bailey castle. The keep, complete with chocolate brickwork and a draw bridge, sat on top of the artificial hill known as a ‘motte’. Below was the bailey, an enclosed courtyard, built in biscuit with a cobbled path and surrounded by a chocolate finger palisade, or fence.

The result was a well-researched and delicious model that was almost too good to eat. After taking plenty of pictures, the girls enjoyed an afternoon slice of the cake while reading in the afternoon.

Learn more about how our Junior School encourages creativity, critical thinking and curiosity here.