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History & Geography

Dear Diary…

12/06/2019 by Victoria Heward
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” Anne Frank   12th June, 1942 was not only the 13th birthday of Anne Frank...

The Coronation of Elizabeth II

28/05/2019 by Victoria Heward
In 1066, William the Conqueror was the first monarch to be crowned in Westminster Abbey and, since then, nearly all the Kings and Queens have been crowned...

The Heart of Paris

23/04/2019 by Victoria Heward
Last week, the French capital, Paris, was at the centre of world attention as people watched its famous cathedral burn and its spire crash down in flames....

Ostara and… the Easter Egg

17/04/2019 by Victoria Heward
Did you know, the Christian festival that we call Easter in English originally takes its name from a Saxon goddess called Ostara? But, who was Ostara and...

Celebrating spring at Stonehenge!

20/03/2019 by Victoria Heward
Every year thousands of tourists visit Stonehenge. They all want the answers to the same questions. When?                How?  Who?     ...

History: St Valentine’s Day

12/02/2019 by Victoria Heward
The celebration of St Valentine’s Day on 14th February originates in a mixture of ancient fertility rites, pagan myths and Christian traditions. There...