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The History Faculty’s exciting new outreach activity, Cambridge History for Schools, is now in its second year.
The initiative builds on the excellent history teaching in local schools. We believe that the best history teaching stretches our imagination about the past and stimulates critical thinking about evidence and interpretations. The Cambridge History Faculty is among the best in the world. It covers a particularly broad range of specialisms and our workshops wish to communicate our fascination with diverse subjects, some of which lie outside school curricula.
All children are warmly welcome. Last year, pupils provided fantastic feedback on the fun they had had and new aspects to a subject they had been intrigued by.
Sessions are very friendly and engaging in atmosphere and are facilitated by a lecturer as well as students. A typical session will begin with a 15 minute introduction by the lecturer, often through the use of power-point images. Pupils are then placed in small groups with students, who evaluate different sets of sources with them. These are linked to some further interactive activity – such as drama, art-work or even ice-cream making! In the third part of the session, each table presents to the larger group and the lecturer responds to findings and questions.
Children can be left without their carer or parent. Please book a place in advance by emailing email@example.com, specifying your child’s name, age and the school attended. We look forward to seeing your child for a journey into the past!