Two students gifted and talented in history will represent our school on the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme from 4th-7th March; they will be accompanied by Lucie Featherstone and Kyle Marsh. This is a national programme funded by government to commemorate the First World War. 2 student and 1 teacher representatives from every state funded secondary school in England are given the opportunity to take part.
The programme is run by educational experts at the UCL Institute of Education and school tour specialists Equity. The programme is designed to:
- use leading edge teaching and learning approaches to enable students to conduct historical enquiries and develop a deeper understanding of the significance of the First World War
- enable students to develop a personal connection to the First World War through interacting with the battlefield sites, participating in remembrance ceremonies, recording, reflecting and sharing their own experiences
- create an enduring legacy by developing and disseminating outstanding practice, empowering teachers to deliver more effective lessons and future battlefield tours, supporting schools in establishing commemorative projects
- bring different organisations together, extend local, regional, national and global networks and reach into communities.
The tour will be travelling with students and teachers from 14 other schools to the battlefields of the Ypres Salient (Belgium) and The Somme (France) on a 3 night/4 day tour commencing the 4th March.
Please check the website for updates from the students and staff as they will be sharing their experiences via the website in the first instance. Upon their return, the students will present a series of assemblies to share what they have learned.