In History, we create a stimulating and fun environment where pupils can gain an understanding of the past in relation to themselves, their families, their community and the wider world. By learning about their heritage we can help our girls make better sense of their changing world. Visits are made to places of historical interest, such as Hampton Court Palace, and the girls participate in exciting workshops at school, such as Roman and Egyptian Day, further bringing their study of History to life.
The aim of Geography is to teach an understanding of our global location, natural environment and how people affect and change it. Through fieldwork in our Woodland School, day trips and residential activities, qualified tutors guide the girls’ interest in coasts, geology, freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity. To further enhance learning, visiting speakers come to talk to girls about their personal experiences in different parts of the world. Looking at global responsibility and citizenship, we work to draw on the girls’ own experiences, leading them to become more aware of the world around them and our potential impact on our environment.
All major world religions are studied, and debated, throughout the school. We encourage the girls to learn both about and from religions, reflecting on their own thoughts, beliefs and opinions, and developing respect for others. The girls develop their own ideas about critical issues and understand the importance of these in the lives of others. These studies aim to develop respect and tolerance for other cultures and religions, preparing girls for their future working lives.