History

Following on from the work within the IPC, pupils follow an extensive and detailed journey from Year 5, investigating the Romans, the Vikings and the Saxons leading through to the beginning of the 20th century in the Upper Prep and everything in between. Pupils are engaged in a great deal of Learning Outside the Classroom, with visits to local areas of historical interest, visits from ‘real’ Roman soldiers, and the enactment of significant historical battles within the extensive grounds of the school. Key periods in history are brought to life through dramatic presentations of events such as the trial of Charles the First and the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket. Younger pupils visit Morwellham Quay to learn about Victorian life and the wealth of National Trust locations in our area, including Cotehele and Buckland Abbey, help to bring learning to life and bridge the gap between the centuries.