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Year 7 and 10 Bring History to Life

26 februari 2016

In the History department, our aim is to bring History to life as much as possible. 

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One way to really engage the students is by recreating History via role plays which Year 10 done earlier this week by recreating a court case known as the Monkey Trial. 

It was in Tennessee in the US in 1925 and was a famous case that made a mockery of the American legal system, which, at the time, banned the teaching of evolution in schools. 

One area of focus in Year 7 History has been medieval castles. This involves examining key features of both Mott and Bailey, Stone castles and looking closely at their strengths and weaknesses. 

Of course, castles in medieval times were prone to attack by all sorts of weapons which we also looked closely at.

Students also investigated the types of people who inhabited these castles and what their daily routines would have been like.

They examine how and why castle design changed over time and for their homework, they built their own castles.

You can view some of their excellent examples above.

Luke Lister, Head of History