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Knights at the Museum! Norwich Castle seeking recruits for their brand new Knight Club

Staff at Norwich Castle are seeking recruits aged 8-11 for a brand new club for budding Knights which starts on 29 September 2018.

Running for six exciting two-hour sessions – which are open to both boys and girls – trainee Knights will discover not only the secrets of medieval arms and armour, tournament combat and battle tactics, but also the importance of chivalry, sportsmanship and also medieval dance – all the skills necessary to be a successful knight.

‘Knight Club’ is a new initiative which brings together historical knowledge and sports in a unique combination, providing children with an action-packed experience which also gives them an insight into the world of the medieval Knight.

A young knight at Norwich Castle

The concept for Knight Club grew out of the Castle’s successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for development funding for the Gateway to Medieval England project to transform Norwich Castle’s Norman Keep.

The development phase of this project has enabled the learning team to trial a whole range of new medieval-themed learning sessions over the past 18 months as Anna McCarthy, Events and Visitor Programme Manager, explains: “In the course of developing a full Activity Plan for the Gateway to Medieval England project the Knight has proved an incredibly popular figure with our audiences and so we are using him as the ‘friendly’ face of the medieval period. ‘Knight Club’ allows us to build on popular sessions we ran last year offering a Knightly combat activity which were hugely enjoyed by participants, girls just as much as boys. We’re grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and players of the National Lottery whose support has allowed us to offer this exciting new Club.”

Sessions are suitable for children aged 8-11. Charges apply and advance booking is essential.

To book, contact Bookings Co-ordinator Tessa North, by calling 01603 493636 or emailing norwichcastle.bookings@norfolk.gov.uk

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