History

NewVIc launches new African Studies Centre to transform the teaching of black history in schools

The new African Studies Centre, the first of its kind, will equip teachers with the skills and knowledge to teach students about the history of Africa, doing away with a tradition of learning about this diverse continent through the lens of European Colonialism. The College has teamed up with world-class …

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Royal British Legion launches new resources to help pupils learn the importance of Remembrance

The Royal British Legion, together with the National Literary Trust, has created a range of teaching resources for children in Key Stages 1-4, designed to help them explore their shared heritage of Remembrance and understand its relevance to today. In a year where the nation marked 75 years since Victory …

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway announces children’s drawing competition to honour Railway in Wartime

Following the announcement that this year’s Railway in Wartime event has been cancelled, North Yorkshire Moors Railways (NYMR) has launched a specially themed drawing competition, with the winner receiving a trip to the railway for their entire class, a personalised headboard and a Pullman Dining Experience for their favourite teacher …

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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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