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History at St. Stephen's


At St. Stephen's we try and bring history alive through hands-on experiences such as Now Press Play; through visits to museums and places of historical interest; through drama and by using virtual reality technology. We use a range of evidence and artefacts to encourage engagement and critical thinking. The National curriculum of England says that: A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.