Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent. TN30 6LT
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The History Department arranges many Trips, Visits & Events throughout the school year. Here is a taster of what we offer to students.
The Department has provided the following opportunities for students over the last two years:
This is open to students in years 7 and 8. Students have completed a range of fun and engaging activities eg making medieval gargoyles, an online pirate treasure hunt, made food from recipes from WWII and taken a trip to Dover Castle.
Students in year 10 and 12 are completing a project in collaboration with the Tenterden Railway. They are researching the Cavell Van, the van which transported the bodies of Edith Cavell, Captain Fryatt and the unknown warrior to London after WWI. They have completed research in the reading library at the Imperial War Museum and have presented their findings to the Railway and to the Lottery Heritage Fund Chairperson. Their work will be used to create an exhibition inside the van.
Four students in Key Stage 5 have taken part in the lessons from Auschwitz project. They have attended a series of lectures in London, listened to a Holocaust Survivor speak and attended a day visit to Auschwitz-Birkeneau. Finally, they had to share the lessons they had learned with their community and submit their evidence to the University of Hull. As a result they were awarded 10 university credits. We aim to continue with this project.
One student at Key Stage 5 took part in the Historical Associations Great Debate. The topic was on local heroes and she spoke at Kings College in Canterbury competing with schools from all over the South East. We intend to encourage students to participate in this annual event.
Year 10 participated in an interactive session for revision. A visiting company provided an interesting and lively session on medieval history which was followed by a writing workshop run by History and English teachers in collaboration with the library.
History has led the way in Total Curriculum in teaching the Holocaust to year 8. This year we were pleased to have a Holocaust Survivor in to speak to year 8 to help them with their studies. Their final product was a museum for children on the Holocaust which was visited by an Educator from the Holocaust Educational Trust.