Over 200 children from St John's School in Jersey will learn more about the island's history by visiting one of its most iconic landmarks today (16 September).

Pupils from nursery through to year six will be shuttled over to Elizabeth Castle on the ferries for the first entire school visit organised by Jersey Heritage.

As part of the trip, they will enjoy a variety of activities, including a flora and fauna scavenger hunt, a history tour, a live performance, orienteering and exploring the small beach behind the castle at low tide.

One of our main aims at Jersey Heritage is to connect everyone with their history, from our oldest to our youngest residents. We welcomed over 5,000 schoolchildren to our sites over various school trips last year, but a whole school visit means we can reach a host of children of all different ages, all at the same time - a fantastic way to start the new school year. Elizabeth Castle is full of stories, atmosphere and things to see and do, so there is more than enough to keep the children occupied all day. I'm sure the Castle is going to be buzzing with life on Monday when the children are exploring and learning.

Helen Otterwell, Jersey Heritage's Learning and Engagement Manager