Y8 study the slave trade at Wilberforce House

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

Year 8 start studying the transatlantic slavery by researching people and places who are directly linked to it

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

Mount School historians are part of a York ISSP winning Legacy110 project

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

What do my GCSE History class and the Supreme Court have in common?

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?