Distance learning: History, we’re standing in it  

Sally Baxter

bayeux-tapestry-death-of-harold-copyIn faraway England there’s a band of history enthusiasts on the march. They are heading south towards a field near Hastings in the footsteps of King Harold and his army who made the same fateful journey 950 years ago in 1066.

The story is well known, and not just among the English. Your Girl Reporter heard all about it at Kennedy Road Junior School in Hong Kong. We made a mural of scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry for the classroom and I was inspired enough to think that one day I might be able to go to England and stand in the very spot where Harold fell with a Norman arrow in his eye. 

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