The History department at Beverley Grammar School is looking to build up a bank of resources for our local history projects and in doing so build stronger links with the local community and collect a priceless resource and record for future generations.
With the acting talents of Year 11’s Jacob Hill and Conor O’Brien as well as considerable musical input from Angus Lamb, Oli England has created an interesting interpretation of the end of the Cold War entitled ‘The Fall’. Using his not inconsiderable ICT skills including special effects and the rather humorous dubbing technique, as well […]
Oli England, Jacob Hill and Conor O’Brien in Year 11 have made a video in History on the Sovietisation of Eastern Europe after WWII using historical information, the concept of audience and purpose and a certain amount of wilful imagination.
Year 9 have been looking at modern American history and began by considering how the landscape of the American West influenced the identity and beliefs of the USA. Arguably, the dreamlike features and, in places, desolation alongside areas of great fertility made American settlers believe this was the promised land and they were the “chosen […]
Year 8 have been asked to make a Local History film or presentation about Beverley (or their own village). They were asked to put Beverley into a regional and international context and given links to websites to help them research relevant information. An excellent piece of work by students Harry Burton and Will Maddrell can […]
After producing work in Art based on the sculptures and installations which make up the Beverley Town Trail, Year 7 were given a fiendishly difficult treasure hunt type version to follow and research. The aim was for the boys to use their ICT and Art (photography and film) presentation skills to achieve a greater understanding […]
Dave Thirlwall of the Living History Project at Murton Park, York has been coming to the school for seven years now giving history talks to the lower school. The emphasis is on showing what the past looked like and how tools and weapons worked in the flesh (well not quite!). Several boys get to be […]
Mrs Sikora’s History Year 8 groups have been making models to support short talks they have planned and delivered on the fighting in the First World War particularly in the trenches on the Western Front, although as you can see some boys looked at the war at sea and in the air.
Year 10 have used their knowledge of Lenin and the Bolshevik seizure of power to design a book cover with a suitable title and picture, historical notes, information on the author, review quotes and the blurb. They therefore had to use skills and knowledge from their English studies and ideas of audience and purpose regarding […]
Year 7 have been studying religion and how it changed in medieval and early modern Britain. As such they looked at the Catholic Church’s ideas regarding Heaven, Hell and Purgatory and the role they played in society. The boys were asked to design and complete their own version of a Doom Painting like the ones […]