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Author Talk: Britain’s Role In Slavery

20th April 2022

We are lucky to have bestselling author and journalist Thomas Harding paying a visit to The Phoenix Theatre soon to read from and discuss his latest book challenging our national amnesia around Britain’s role in slavery. The talk entitled, ‘White Debt – The Demerara Uprising and Britain’s Legacy of Slavery’ will take place on Monday…

It’s All Greek for Year 7

24th February 2022

Year 7 took a step back in time for their Greek-themed creativity week. They stepped away from their normal lessons to take part in a variety of different activities which were all linked by the myth of Medusa. They learnt about the Ancient Greeks and the variety of ways they’ve contributed to Western civilisation. They…

Learning brought to life with Year 6

5th May 2021

Each year our Y6 children become curators of their own War Museum exhibits.  This year we were once again able to invite parents in to look at their amazing displays in a socially distanced way. They demonstrated knowledge, pride and energy when talking about their projects – all of which had been thoughfully made and…

Old School Education for Y5

22nd April 2021

The sun shone for Y5 Victorian Day which saw them dressing up in historically inspired outfits and receiving their lessons from from newly strict teachers! Students had already spent time looking at what Victorian children would typically wear and their projects were on display in the Victorian classroom.

Making History With Y8

30th March 2021

Year 8 students have been learning all about the slave trade in their History lessons this term. They were tasked with designing memorials to those whose lives were lost as a result of these practices. Some students were challenged even further – presenting models or drawings of their designs to an outside audience of experts…

Well Versed In History – Y8 WW1 Poems

10th February 2021

Students in Y8 have been looking at the poetry which came out of WW1 and writing their own verses, inspired by the war poets. Here are three of their moving poems – and one which is read aloud by the author, Eden:   WW1 Poem by Mina S The deafening whistles of the fire filled…

Bringing History to Life

19th January 2021

Mark Levy joined Y13 historians (via Zoom) to talk about his experiences during the Freedom Summer. “Mark Levy was a volunteer in the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964 and he spoke to us because we’re learning about Civil Rights and Race Relations in the USA. It was interesting to find out about the complexity of the…

VE Day Video

8th May 2020

History teacher, Leon, reminds us what VE Day stands for. Though it celebrated the end of the war, many people didn’t have much to celebrate. However it also marked the beginning of many positive changes including the creation of our NHS.

Year 7 students are
on a Crusade

7th May 2020

Students in 7A have been studying the Crusades from their KASConnected classrooms at home. They discussed why some people would choose to go on a Crusade and the students designed recruitment posters using some of the techniques they had seen in First World War propaganda posters. Then the students looked at some source material which…

Monumental designs
make History

6th May 2020

Y8 students have been looking at the slave trade in their History lessons and designing monuments to remember those who suffered. They were challenged to use materials from around their homes to build models of their designs. Some students then presented their work via video conference to designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick and Andrew Lawrence,…

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