In June, we took the entirety of year 7 to Skipton Castle which has links with various aspects of the curriculum, both in Year 7 and Year 8.
Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England.
Whilst here, Year 7 had the opportunity to explore the Castle both independently and with a guided tour, which enabled them to develop their pre-existing knowledge and deepen their understanding of the castle.
The trip really brought to life all they had been learning this year in History!
100 years ago, women finally received the vote… Here in History we want to celebrate the centenary of this momentous achievement of women’s suffrage with a commemorative competition.
The competition is to create a commemorative piece of work related to women’s suffrage, this is an excellent opportunity to get creative and showcase your talents (whilst also commemorating a hugely significant event).
Some ideas might include: speeches, campaign posters, letters, poetry, presentations…
(See the powerpoint link below for a more detailed outline of the competition and for information on the women’s suffrage movement).
Now for the fine print…
Deadline: 20th June 2018.
Criteria: Your own original work, inclusive of accurate historical detail and your very best effort.
After a brief rest period due to technical difficulties, the History blog is back on it’s feet once more. We know you have been missing us terribly!
So what have we been doing? Well the whole of year 9 took a trip to the Imperial War Museum North. Here, they had the opportunity to explore the exhibits (including the Syria exhibit), using a question booklet to both guide them through the museum and encourage them to deepen their understanding of the vast impact war can have.
Whilst there, year 9 also participated in a workshop about the Holocaust and how it impacted upon various places and people. They had the chance to use various artefacts from archives to create a presentation about particular individuals and the role that they placed within the Holocaust.
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