It’s been a week busy with simulation activities in the History Department. Upper 4 girls have been investigating international relations in the years leading up to the First World War by working in groups, each assigned a European power, and having to consider diplomatic responses to developments.
Through this, they have been able to see how alliances, sometimes unexpected ones, formed in that period. Lower 4 students have been considering the years immediately after the Battle of Hastings. Was it, for many Saxons, a time of fearful Occupation, much like Guernsey people experienced in the Second World War?
The props may be a bit silly, but the girls have explored some big ideas grounded in recorded History. Thanks especially to the Lower 6 Historians who portrayed King William and his translator.