History

A traditional prep school education has always focussed on the narrative side of History, and this is the basis from which we start. The pupils are excited by the strange tales of the past before moving onto learning the key skills of analysis and conclusion building.

Several methods are used to imbue the pupils with a love for History, ranging from teacher led discussion, role-play, battle re-enactments but with a particular emphasis on evidence and source analysis from an early stage. The children also engage in debates, pitting one side of history against another to allow them to empathise with the men and women who made decisions in the past.