Historical workshops for school children (4th-8th graders)

Historical workshops for school children (4th-8th graders)
  1. Medieval architecture with regard to the construction of the castle
    Participants learn about the general characteristics of the Middle Ages and the most important concepts of sacral and defensive architecture. The course instructor describes the Romanesque and Gothic style, gives examples of known churches, cathedrals and castles. Strolling around the medieval Fortress, students have a brush with terms such as a battlement, a cloister, a buttress system, they learn about the types of castles, their functions and some siege techniques. After classes, children are invited to play outdoors.
  2. The organization of life in castle grounds – medieval customs, costumes and professions
    The workshop takes place in an educational cottage. Students learn about the history of the Middle Ages – the name, time frame, as well as the most important battles and events of the era. The course instructor in an interesting way talks about the feudal system, inventions of the Middle Ages, professions – often forgotten these days. The talk is enriched by handworks (weaving on the heddle, telescopes, making ribbons – strings) and historical quizzes.
  3. Knighthood, armor, weapon and medieval machines
    The workshop begins with a brief description of the castle, the era and a reminder of the most important historical facts of that period. However, the main goal of the course is to discuss issues related to knighthood. The participants will learn the duties of the page, the squire and the knight. They will learn what elements the plate armor consists of, how the archer was armed, what heraldry was about and what was the beginning of firearms on battlefield. The guide will also explain siege techniques and machines.

Duration of each workshop: 1 hour
Cost: entry ticket to the Inwałd Fortress + PLN 10.00 per person
Additional option: grilling sausages at the bonfire – PLN 7.00 per person