History News


Belgium 2019

Our yearly trip to Ypres, Belgium with Year 9 is always timed to coincide with Remembrance day and despite the rainy weather, the students had a fantastic Historical learning experience. Students visited the trenches and tunnels of WW1, delved into the artefacts on show in the Flanders Field and Hooge Crater museums and paid their respects at Tyne Cot cemetery. We made sure there was still time left to sample the delicious Belgian chocolate!

Belgium 2019


Berlin 2019


The History department took 40 Year 10 students on the yearly visit to the city of Berlin to experience the rich history this city has to offer. Despite the temperamental weather, students engaged with historical experiences which varied from the Nazi era and World War 2 through to the years of division of the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. Students learnt about the legacy and impact of the Holocaust through the Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe museum and a tour of Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Moreover, they traced the remains of the Berlin Wall from the Reichstag to Checkpoint Charlie where East met West during the Cold War.

Belgium 2018


The trip to Ypres, Belgium was particularly significant this year as it coincided with the 100th anniversary since the end of the First World War. The students had a fantastic Historical learning experience, visiting the trenches and tunnels of WW1 and Tyne Cot cemetery. At Tyne Cot, the students met Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya as he was filming at the cemetery in Passchendaele as part of Remembrance week on CBBC; he spoke to our students about their trip and school.