Year 6 visited the Household Cavalry stables in Hyde Park Stables

On Friday 24th November, some of year 6 visited the Household Cavalry stables in Hyde Park Stables, Knightsbridge. There, the children learnt about the two different regiments housed there: the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals. They had the opportunity to meet the horses, particular favourites being Empress and Inkspot; visit the farrier’s forge, where horse shoes are created and fitted; and try out rations which the soldiers eat while on exercises or in the field.

The regiment mounts the guard at Horse Guards, so the children had the chance to watch the inspection of the soldiers and horses in the morning before they left to travel to Whitehall. Here they learnt about life as a trainee soldier and the routines involved in army life.

Armando from Durham class said “I liked trying on the uniform because it looked good,” while Badriyyah added, “It was such a great experience to pet the horses!”

Miss Pullinger, the class teacher and Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Lead, explained, “It was an unique experience to meet the soldiers of the Household Cavalry and gain access to an institution that is not open to the public. The children enjoyed themselves immensely.”