Make a mini motte-and-bailey castle AND WIN A £100 GOODY BAG!
We're challenging you to get creative and make your own mini Norman motte-and-bailey castle. You could make it from cake, modelling clay, papier mâché - anything goes!
Discover more about castles and then have a go at building your own – the winner of the competition will get a goody bag worth £100!
After taking power, the Normans built castles all over England to assert their authority. At first, these were fairly simple fortifications with a wooden or stone keep on a raised earth hill called a motte, and a courtyard, or bailey below, surrounded by a ditch and fence.
For more details about how these were created, watch the video or take a look at our handy spotter's guide to Norman castles on page 13 of our latest Kids Rule! magazine!See the latest Kids Rule!
Enter the competition
We've got a cool goody bag worth £100 to give away to the young reader who makes the best mini motte-and-bailey castle. The more creative and fun your castle is the better!
To enter the competition ask a grown-up take a photo of your creation and email your photos to email@example.com before midnight on Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Make sure your parent or guardian reads the terms and conditions below, and are happy that your entry might be shared on our website and even on our Instagram, Twitter or Facebook pages. Along with your photo be sure to include:
- Details of how you created your castle
- Your full name and age
- Your parent's membership number, name, address and telephone number
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