Category Archives: History News

Inspirational Student to Launch the Alumni

One of the reasons students are less likely to go to university, despite having good A level results is an absence of role models in students family and peer groups, which creates a lack of ambition. Based on research from ‘Behavioural Insights and the Somerset Challenge’ 2017, a talk was given by an inspirational student, […]

Memories Day

As part of the North Heritage Trail project; The St George’s Community group have been working with our Sixth Form students on the collection of memories from the local area. On 24th November 2017, a ‘Memories Day’ was held at the Greenways Farm Shop in St George’s. Members of the public were invited to share […]

North Telford Heritage Trail

The St Georges Community Group have been awarded a National Lottery grant for the North Telford Heritage Trail project, which will engage the local community in celebrating the area’s rich heritage. The £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has enabled the project to create a 6 mile trail route, website and app, hold […]

Students take the lead in History Lessons

Year 8 have celebrated the end of KS3 and prepared themselves  for GCSE History by doing a ‘free choice’ homework on any topic of interest to them. Some students have developed their ideas from this into their own lessons. Izaak Barraclough led a lesson on First World War weapons, which included a PowerPoint, a quiz, […]

Trip to Auschwitz – 21st March 2017

Prior to my visit to Poland and to the concentration camps I had a preconception of what I thought I would see, think and feel. I had seen pictures online of the labour camps, death camps and cattle trucks in which prisoners were forced into. I had read books and articles and had studied the […]

Holocaust Educational Trust Trip to Poland 2017

I was very fortunate this year to support two of our students who were selected to take part in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s ground breaking Lessons from Auschwitz project. Students from schools throughout the West Midlands took part in a half day seminar before an actual visit to Auschwitz itself. This was then followed up […]

My Perfect University

As part of our IAG (Information, Advice & Guidance) programme, students from Year 9 represented Holy Trinity Academy in the ‘My Perfect University’ competition. Schools from across the region competed by presenting their pitch for the perfect university in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style. The students were also inspired by a talk from Errol Lawson. All […]