History Squad have been working with students for many years, providing inspiration for their creative writing as well as improving their understanding of history.
Proof that our presentations and workshops really do help youngsters came recently when one young student won the Publishing House Me GTX Award for her superb poem entitled The Bowman.
Rebecca (11) from Sandwell was inspired to write the poem following our guided tour and archery display at Goodrich Castle, which was organised by the West Midlands Gifted and Talented scheme.
A poem about a bowman in the 'Hundred Years' war and what he is like
Long bow in hand,
Fighting for our land,
Strong and proud.
Poised with might,
Soaring arrows in flight,
Screams and pain,
The English reign,
Stealer of life.
Shrieking arrows darken the sky,
Piercing the soldiers, watching them die,
Souls haunt the battle field,
The last soldier drops his shield,
His ghost remains.