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Sixth Form History trip WCS Wells Cathedral School Independent Prep Somerset England

Sixth Form History trip

Eleven Sixth Form Historians visited Northumberland and Durham over the half Term break to study sites linked to their A level course on the Early Anglo-Saxons.

Wells is the only School in the country to study this period at A level and as such the group had a particularly warm welcome from the curators of the museums they visited. Highlights included Bamburgh Castle, the capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria, visits to the 7th century crypt at Hexham and church of St Paul in Jarrow which features the oldest stained glass window in the world, Durham Cathedral (where Emily Oxtoby, Upper Sixth, played the organ) and Hadrian’s Wall where Freddie Jackson (Upper Sixth) blew an Anglo-Saxon-style war horn which echoed across the moors! Their last night was enlivened by fireworks on Hadrian’s Wall and an amazing spectacle courtesy of the Northern Lights.