From 21st-24th February Y8 students went on a History trip to Windsor Castle. This was an enjoyable and educational day for everyone. The day included going round the State Apartments, a tour of the Chapel and a session from the educational team. Some students were invited to dress up as the wives of Henry VIII and try on some costumes. On two of the days the students saw the changing of the guard and on every day there was a lot of enthusiasm for pictures with the guards! The Queen was in the Castle on the Friday, but sadly she was not seen by the students.
The Key Stage 4 History Trip went to Berlin this year with 50 students where we visited sites that covered the rise of the Nazis, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. In particular Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and the Berlin Wall were very memorable for how they impacted on the lives of so many people.
Sixty seven Year 10 History students visited the battlefields of the Somme at the end of June. During our trip we visited cemeteries to the British, Commonwealth and German war dead, trench systems, and a museum. At these locations we witnessed the scale of loss in WW1 on both sides and how deadly WW1 actually was. We also had the opportunity to pay our respects to the war dead for the sacrifices they made at Tyne Cot and also the Menin Gate where we witnessed the Last Post Ceremony. The excellent weather, combined with the mature and engaged attitude of the students contributed towards a great trip.
School pupils got the chance to step into a piece of history this morning as they joined workers carrying out repairs to Croxley’s medieval barn.
The Croxley Great Barn, which was built in 1397, is the last remaining of six barns constructed to store food for St Albans Abbey. Continue reading
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) have been working to repair parts of the Great Croxley Barn this week. Year 7 pupils had the opportunity to visit the barn and learn about it’s history.
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