Holme Grange’s history department aims to develop a knowledge and understanding of key events and characters in the past, enabling pupils to understand how they have influenced modern society. The use of educational visitors, residential and day trips enables pupils to experience history and develop a life-long enthusiasm for the subject.
“The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves.” Cicero
“We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.” George Washington
The study of History is important if children are to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world they inhabit. The subject is an important vehicle for honing a range of important skills associated with thinking and expression, and children learn to think critically, understanding, analysing and interpreting historical evidence with confidence. We hope what we teach will inspire in our pupils a lifelong curiosity in the people, places and events that have shaped history.
An extensive programme of workshops and field trips, local and further afield, help to bring our studies alive. We also use the internet for historical investigations and research.
“The study of history is the best guarantee against repeating it.” John Buchan
“History, together with Science, is the only valid prism through which to predict the future.” Sir Christopher Meyer
An historian must be multi-skilled; the study of History will hone a host of desirable and transferrable competences that enhance study in a plethora of other fields. Pupils develop skills of critical inquiry, of analysis and synthesis. They learn how to use source-based evidence to assemble a sharply focussed and detailed defence of a thesis.