The students in Year 8 have been looking at the impact that invasion has had on society. Part of securing a country or realm was to build a series of forts or castles as forms of defense. After William the Conqueror took the Crown of England he rewarded his loyal followers by giving them castles. In teams the students were given three areas to investigate; Nottingham, Warwick, Bamburgh, to decide where they would like to build their castle. The students then wrote a report to William which gave clear reasoning behind their choice of location.