Plumpton goes to Hever Castle

Shadowy ruins speak pompously of the light of forgotten days.

Saturday was a bustling day for the students of Bucksmore at Plumpton. They had a full-day trip to Hever Castle. Hever Castle provided the students with a vicarious experience with 700 years of history and award-winning romantic gardens.

Hever Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother of Elizabeth I. Students were left in aww at the sight of how each room was so different from the next. The huge windows dispensed a gleaming light that softened the dark wooden furnishings. Students felt an intimate experience with the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Hever Castle.

The tour was followed by students wandering through magnificent gardens in the majestic formal Italian Garden and topiary towards the informal meanderings of the lakeside and water maze. Bucksmore students claimed their wanderings through the rich fragrances of rose bushes and lavender to transcend them into a world of peace and blissfulness.

The day wouldn’t have been complete without a jubilant jousting experience for the students to spectate. Students were treated to thrilling displays of action, stunts, falls and fights as the brave knights competed for points. This left an authentic impact of entertainment for students that existed 700 years ago.

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