Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Having the discovery visit here actually on the site where the battle took place is such a privilege. They get the feeling of what it might have been like back on the day. I booked a discovery visit because I think it's important for the children to actually live the history. Chalk and talk is great for certain things but actually living it and standing where a battle took place actually brings it home to the children in a huge way... makes my life much easier. We get them dressed up, doing a bit of the costume and talking about what happened at the run up of the Battle of Hastings and then we look at the weapons, which is wonderful as you take that cloth off of the table and it's [gasp]...wonderful stuff. We take them to the terrace where we're actually overlooking the battlefield and we describe in some detail what it might have felt like for the soldiers going out onto that field. We're at Battle Abbey and we've been learning about the Battle of Hastings. I think it's nice to be in the same place that the event happened because you learn more about it. I think my favourite thing was trying on the helmet even though it got caught on my hair it was really fun. I learnt that to be in the Norman army you have to be able to hold your armour above your head in one hand otherwise you're not strong enough to join it. I liked re-enacting the battle because it was fun to pretend to be battling and it was just really fun, I just really liked it. As a teacher there's nothing better than having an expert teach your children and they're brilliant here. Their enthusiasm and their excitement really brings it all to life for the children, taking part doing the battles it just helps them remember this really important key part of history. It's worth a visit every time.