The Knights’ Trail: Part 1
After Lincoln’s great 2015 success of the Barons, an exciting new project has been launched in the form of a knight’s trail across the city to celebrate the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest.
Much to the delight of its pupils, Heighington Millfield Primary Academy has acquired a half-sized knight, which will soon be decorated in a unique design.
The presence of the knight has prompted great interest throughout the school.
Across the curriculum, pupils at all stages we will be learning about historic events that have made such a great impact and influence how we lead our lives today.
Like many schools in and around the city, a drawing competition is being run for who can design the best knight. In all, over 30 models of knights have been scattered around Lincoln schools and the community. Once painted, they will help commemorate the 1217 Battle of Lincoln, which involved Nicola de La Haye (Custodian of Lincoln Castle) and William Marshall (Regent to the young King Henry III).
Pupils from Year 3 upwards have been chosen to be involved and some of the Year 5 & 6 are currently working their brains to ensure their knight, once painted, will look truly magnificent. Rumour has it that the knight’s cloak will carry the portrait of many of the schools’ pupils but more information about that in my second article!
Amira year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy