Year 8’s history visit to Wilberforce House has helped them learn a lot more about the transatlantic British slave trade and the abolition. They have been introduced to the topic in class and give seven objects to focus upon. Their first challenge in the museum was to research the historical context to each object. It … More Y8 study the slave trade at Wilberforce House
There is a lot of good discussion going on in the history teaching world about the power of writing narratives in the history classroom. This is something we have introduced to our new A Level course and this post is to share some of our ideas and experiences with you. We began with the idea … More Narrative writing at A Level
A happy half term to everyone in York. Wherever you are going there is plenty of history to get involved with. If you’re in London, then there is an exhibition on the 1916 World War One Battle of Jutland at the Greenwich Maritime Museum and People Power at the Imperial War Museum. Meanwhile, the 20th … More Half term is here – time for more history!
February is LGBT history month and there are lots of really good events on in York. There is a whole events list here: yorklgbthistory.org.uk . There’s a writing competition too – and all the info is on the flyer. Do get involved! There is a special exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial … More York LGBT history month writing competition
In their lesson today Year 8 produced this short PowerPoint from their research about several people and places who have direct links to the transatlantic slave trade. We are preparing for our visit to Wilberforce House Slavery Museum in March. Girls will be studying the trade, its abolition and its connections to modern Britain. y8-2017-modern-slavery-links
As Year 10 start their depth study into Elizabethan England, a story about the fascinating rediscovery of Queen Elizabeth I’s lost skirt. We will be delving into court and country life and preparing for a visit to Hardwick Hall next term. Article here!
Great to see everyone back at school and there are lots of exciting history things coming up. Year 7 will be on site at Fountains Abbey learning about the story of monasticism in the north of England. Year 8 will be exploring the story of slavery through key objects on site at the Wilberforce House … More Happy New History Year!
We are really pleased that the York ISSP Centenary Battlefields Legacy 110 project has won a national award. From the commemoration in York Minster to the Castle Museum summer 2016 exhibition, this has been a great team effort by staff and students across the city. A proper ISSP partnership effort! The Mount School contribution to … More Mount School historians are part of a York ISSP winning Legacy110 project
The new GCSE thematic topic at The Mount School is ‘Power and the People’. From Magna Carta to LGBT rights, we are studying how across the centuries powerful people have been challenged to share that power. We have learnt that in the Civil War period in the 17th century there was a titanic struggle between … More What do my GCSE History class and the Supreme Court have in common?
Year 7 have visited the Jorvik Centre at St Mary’s and got thoroughly engrossed in Viking sagas. Learning that saga-tellers were rich and high status in Viking society, they heard tales of resourceful people who loved tricks. Saga-tellers spoke of the past, spread the news and entertained the people in the long dark nights with … More Viking sagas wow Year 7