What is History?
Inspiring enquiring minds
History fires pupils’ curiosity about past events, societies and people. By studying history, pupils come to understand more about themselves as individuals and as members of society. What they learn can influence personal choices, attitudes and values for years to come.
History challenges pupils to ask and answer important questions, find evidence, weigh it up and reach conclusions. They learn about the history of their local area, Britain, Europe and the wider world, building up in their heads a framework of significant events and people. As they do so, they see the diversity of human experience and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society. History helps pupils to become confident and questioning individuals, equipping them with knowledge and skills that are prized in adult life.
The workshops are much more than simple history days. The children must problem solve, think for themselves, work in teams, communicate, be aware of their own and others’ safety, listen carefully and apply new knowledge in a highly practical day and way.
One school specifically books the workshop early in September to get new intake children to work together – and get their topic off to an excellent start!