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Year 9 Visit Guys Cliffe House

On Wednesday, the English department took Year 9 pupils to Guys Cliffe House in Warwick. We hoped to provide pupils with plenty of inspiration for creative writing, based on the premise that 'New ideas need old buildings'.

Now a stabilised ruin, we heard about the long and dramatic history of Guys Cliffe House, as well as being told stories about (and shown eerie evidence of) some of its ghostlier residents. We saw the chapel and cellars, the cliff and caves and the pupils keenly showcased their photography and writing skills.

In the afternoon, pupils participated energetically in a group writing project where they wrote content for a Choose Your Own Adventure book, loosely based on our own adventures at Guys Cliffe House. With their combined efforts, we created a book in a day. Watch this space for the finished product - it's a great read!

Below is a showcase of the incredible photographs our pupils took on the day. The full set will also be on display in the English Department at Open Evening. 

A huge thanks to the Custodian of Guys Cliffe House, Adrian King who opened Guys Cliffe House just for us and who also gave us a wonderful insight into its hidden corners and stories. Our Year 9 pupils were outstanding representatives for the school throughout the trip and were roundly praised: they truly embodied the Warwick School values of curiosity and creativity.