An Historical Win

Stepping up to the virtual podium last week, Sixth Form pupil Thomas Locke was one of just 22 pupils nationally who took part in the finals of the 2020 Historical Association ‘Great Debate’.     Every year, the Historical Association organises a national public speaking competition, the ‘Great Debate’. This involves Sixth Form pupils researching … Continued

PGS OUT and About

The Easter holidays were a busy time as pupils and staff headed out on a variety of trips around Europe.  The Years 10-13 History and German trip took in sites including the Bunkers of Berlin, the 1936 Olympic Stadium and Bavarian Film Studios. Meanwhile Year 8 travelled to France to ski the alpine slopes and PGS Geographers were in … Continued

A Sense of History

Year 2 spent two action packed days being introduced to ‘The Great Fire of London’. They were visited by Rainbow Theatre Company who helped the children to put on a dramatic re-enactment of the historical event. The next day, the children took part in various activities linked to the Stuart era. They embroidered cotton handkerchiefs … Continued

Exploring the Romans

Year Three had a wonderful time learning about Roman Times at the Fishbourne Roman Palace recently. They looked at the beautiful mosaics, marvelling at how we can still see things from almost 2000 years ago.   “My favourite part of the visit was learning about the underground heating because it is very clever,” said Archie. … Continued

A Golden History Team

Congratulations to the PGS History department who this week found out they had been given a Gold Award under the Historical Association Quality Mark Scheme. Inspectors from the Historical Association came in to school, observed lessons and spoke to pupils as part of their assessment.  The inspectors reported that the teaching was motivating, focused on … Continued