As part of our learning about Medieval Europe, we learnt that catapults were used to attack 'enemy' castles. They had a devastating effect on castle walls, and all kinds of lethal objects were launched from the catapults. We thought it would be fun to build our own miniature catapults, though ours were not quite so deadly as those used 1500 years ago! We had a competition to see who could fire objects (plastic beans) as far and as high as possible. Well done to Ben and Jack - the catapult champs!