Historical workshops for school children (1st-3rd graders)
- How life was going on in the Middle Ages – everyday life and customs
During the workshops, children will learn how everyday life in the Middle Ages looked like, how food was acquired, what clothes were dressed and what the games children played. Students will learn terms such as history and the Middle Ages, see how houses were built in the Middle Ages and what equipment was available. An attraction will be the opportunity to see and touch many everyday objects, often forgotten these days. During the classes, participants play sports and games.
- Construction of the castle and the court life
Workshops begin in the castle grounds, where the function of borough is discussed. The guide with the group enters one of the watchtowers – explains its construction and purpose. The further course takes place in the way of a walk. Following the entrance to the castle, the group learns facts about elements of defensive architecture such as walls, a bastille, a latrine baywindow or a courtyard. Participants also visit the lady’s chamber to find out what conditions the most important people in the castle lived in. Last of all, the children take part in sports games.
- Knightly customs, armor and equipment
The workshop is run in one of the most important chambers of the castle – the knight’s hall. Students will get acquainted with the way the knight candidate had to pass, what requirements he had to meet, what he had to learn. The theme of knighting, tournaments and the code of honor are discussed. The guide presents the knight’s outfit, swords and polearms, and brings closer the figures of famous knights of the era. Classes end with a knight or archery tournament.
Historical workshops for school children (4th-8th graders)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
As a souvenir, each participant will get a diploma of the Discoverer of Mists of Time.
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
Information and booking:
tel: 696 080 944, 33 875 73 20