Shrewsbury School

Natural Historians' Field Day

Friday 13 March 2020

Discover the activities of our Natural Historians during this week's Field Day!

Natural Historians building a living willow structure in the Biology wildlife garden in the morning with help from the School's grounds team, Stu, Dave and Ben.

During the afternoon of Field Day, the Natural Historians visited Croft Castle.

The group were awe-struck by the ancient trees at Croft Castle. They are pictured below standing next to a 1,000-year-old quarry oak.

The story told is that the chestnuts were taken from captured Spanish vessels during the battle of the Spanish Armada (1588) and planted at Croft between 1588 and 1680 and represent the formal battle plan of the ships at the Armada. The group couldn't resist the temptation to have a gallop down a new avenue of chestnuts, planted from seeds collected from the original avenue.

Henry Griffiths played the piano for us in the Castle afterwards, rounding off an excellent Field Day.

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