History

Gresham’s raises £8,000 for new WWI memorial to feature names of 15 students and staff discovered during four year centenary project

In 1918 Gresham’s headmaster George Howson announced that the newly built school Chapel would be furnished with a memorial to the students and staff who died fighting in WWI: a stained glass window designed by Reginald Otto Bell; and the names of the fallen carved and gilded into a six-panel …

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There But Not There and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission launch new First World War education resources

There But Not There, the First World War centenary campaign led by former Chief of the General Staff, General The Lord Dannatt, has launched a new series of educational resources to assist teaching today’s generation about one of the defining periods of the UK’s history. Developed in partnership with the …

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8,500 London school children learn first-hand about the Kindertransport as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Stories from Willesden Lane project

8,500 London school children have attended live performances of the “Children of Willesden Lane” to educate them on the Holocaust and, more specifically, to help them to understand the experiences of those saved by the Kindertransport as it marks its 80th anniversary this year. The performances are part of multi-disciplinary …

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120,000 children set to benefit from £1.6 million investment in Heritage Schools programme

The Department for Education yesterday (Tuesday 10 April 2018) announced £1.6 million for Historic England’s award-winning Heritage Schools programme, allowing the scheme to continue for the next two years. Thanks to Heritage Schools, half a million children have already taken part in a range of stimulating projects including creating local …

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Primary school children to celebrate Shakespeare’s timeless stories

This March, from 12th-18th, more than two million primary school children across the UK will be celebrating Shakespeare’s timeless stories and poetry as part of Shakespeare Week.  The free scheme for primary school children and their families is run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the independent charity that promotes the …

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Historic England asks teachers to explore our prehistory with new resources

Historic England has created a new free online resource designed to help teachers explore the story of Britain’s prehistory with their pupils. Spanning the entire period from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, the interactive timeline gives teachers a vivid visual representation of how Britain’s landscape and inhabitants changed …

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Two first class learning resources from The British Postal Museum & Archive

The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) is an educational charity, home to five centuries of British social, communications and design history. In order to bring the remarkable stories contained within its archive to life for school children across the country it has created two FREE first class interactive learning …

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