Well done to all of amazing students who battled the heat to complete their bronze qualifying expeditions. Great team work and brilliant skills. We are proud of all and you are a credit to your families.
One of our fantastic teams – scored full mark in EVERY section! Congratulations
Another DofE team doing great!
Great navigation by this team. On time and in the right place! Bronze DofE
All groups off and on the routes. You can’t even tell they were here. Perfect!
Everyone settling down to eat and relax after a long hot walk.
The groups are all doing well and showing great navigation skills.
Miss Bisson, Mr Lightowler and Mr Woffenden are finding out about Black Tudors in a lecture by Miranda Kaufman discussing the lives of four very different individuals.
Members of the Humanities Department are at the BBC History Weekend in York. Yesterday Mr Woffenden went to lectures about the history of Catholicism and then one about Cornwall.
This morning Mr Lightowler and Mr Woffenden are at a lecture on the history of slavery by James Walvin. The lecture looks at how we can see the legacy of slavery in all kinds of objects like Turner’s painting.
The lecture highlighted how the mahogany furniture that was made from the wood that was cut down by enslaved people became fashionable in homes of rich families in Britain and North America.
Walvin also reminded us of how cowrie shells that came from the Maldives and were used to buy human beings in the Slave