The History department are taking pupils in Year 8 to Leeds Armouries this week and next week as part of their studies into the English Civil War. They will take part in the museum’s Death of a King workshops where they will dress up in Civil War costumes, handle Civil War weapons and take part in drills which would have been done by pikemen, musketeers etc. This is the first time that the History department have taken pupils to the Armouries and staff are looking forward to the workshops. Hopefully these trips will enable pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of this important and turbulent period in England’s history, whilst having some fun in the process.
October is Black History Month in the UK. Help us to celebrate Black History Month 2015 by helping us to build a Black History Achievement Wall. All you have to do is to go onto the History section of the school VLE and there you will find the task.
Choose any Black or Asian person who you think has made a contribution to society either locally, nationally or internationally. They can be politicians, business men and women, sports starts, musicians or anything else. They can be alive or dead and from Huddersfield, Britain or the wider world. The choice is yours!
On the brick simply add a picture of your chosen person, write their name and a brief description of why you have selected that person. It would also be a good idea to add your own name and your form.