Generation game in history lesson

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Pupils at Brackenfield School in Harrogate were treated to a presentation on The Battle of Towton by three generations of the Atkin family - Howard Atkin, his son Robert Atkin and his son, Jacob who is a pupil at the school.

The children enjoyed a superb display of drumming, weaponry and armour during the presentation. They learnt about how important battle was in The War of the Roses and how it led to King Edward IV coming to the throne.

Headteacher, Mrs Sowa said she was delighted that the Atkin family were able to teach the children about the Battle of Towton, of March 1461.

“It was fascinating to hear about this important battle which is right on our doorstep,” said the head.

“To have three generations of Brackenfield family present this to the school was a really unique way of teaching the children about the battle. I would like to thank them for their enthusiasm and their time”