Bolton School Junior Girls


Our aim is to stimulate the children’s interest in the lives of people in the past and to inspire a love of History for its own sake. By teaching our pupils how to investigate earlier periods from Ancient Greece to the Victorians, we hope to encourage them to think about the ways in which events in the past have influenced our lives today.

We organise educational visits to places of historical significance, workshops in school and visiting speakers to talk about events of the past. We have recently visited Stockport Air Raid Shelters as part of a study of World War 2 and we visited the Egyptian Collection at Bolton Museum. A very popular workshop was the Roman soldier, for instance, who talked to us about life in the army. Storytelling plays an important part in our teaching, helping to capture and hold the children’s interest.

I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Second World War, I particularly enjoy our Learning Challenge curriculum as we do lots of Art and English, as well as History. It’s a lovely balance and helps to keep it alive.

Miley, Year 6


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Discovering more about Vikings as part of the girls' Learning Challenges work

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