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This half term Mrs Webber led the History book club for Key Stage Three students, which discussed Torn Apart by Swapna Haddow on partition. This helped pupils build their historical imagination, learn more about historically significant events in the twentieth century, and for some, consider more of their South Asian heritage and history. ...

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This term Mrs Webber led the History book club for Key Stage Three students, which discussed Out of the Smoke by Matthew Wainwright. This helped the pupils build their historical imagination and context for their study of Industrial Britain, as well as helping to support their wider reading. The pupils who attended read the text enthusiastically ...

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We are proud of the many opportunities students at Wilson’s have to explore their interests and passions in co-curricular activities. One such opportunity is History Club, where students can speak to their peers about a historical subject of interest to them. Myles in Year Thirteen recently presented on the Kingdom of Benin:

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Nilin in Year 7 has been given a commendation for his History essay for the Young Historian Project. This is a prestigious national competition and this was for the Key Stage 3 category, therefore a commendation as a Year 7 is an impressive achievement.

The History department would like to congratulate Nilin for this impressive achievement.

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We were very pleased to learn that Sam W (Year 12) has won the prestigious Young Historian Award for Local History 2023, for his essay on the treatment of conscientious objectors in Croydon. Sam wrote a fascinating piece on the treatment of and local attitudes to conscientious objectors, focusing specifically on the experiences of those from Croydon ...

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Wilson’s History department recently set a competition for our young historians. We gave them a series of titles to choose from, or an option to design their own, and three weeks in which to research and write their essay. We had an excellent range of titles, from the role animals played in World War I to an exploration of Wilson’s School and World ...

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What does Black History Month mean to Wilsonians?

Since 1987, October has been officially known as Black History Month here in Britain. A month not only to reflect on the country’s difficult past regarding race, but also to celebrate black heroes and icons, beginning the school year with an opportunity to empower students of Black heritage ...

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