Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6); ‘Taking learning outside the classroom’.


At the request of many individuals, I managed to squeeze in another virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting before the end of the academic year.  The theme for our meeting was ‘Taking learning outside the classroom: Developing geographical skills and fieldwork opportunities and ideas for local history studies’.  If this was a face-to-face session, then I would usually take teachers outside and …

Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting, Gloucester Farmers’ Club


It was, once again, time for our next Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting (we are aiming to meet once a term/six times per academic year and managing to do so pretty well to date)!  The theme for today’s meeting was ‘Planning a cross-curricular themed day or week (taking into account the revised Ofsted Inspection Framework)’, very topical bearing in …


Gloucester Docks/Gloucester Quays


Fortunately, the hot and sunny weather at the weekend decided to hold out a little longer for my meeting at Gloucester Docks/Gloucester Quays with Paul and Max from C&T (  I first came into contact with both Paul and Max when presenting at a conference at the University of Worcester a few weeks ago.  They had been invited along as …


University of Worcester


Maggie Andrews, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Worcester, invited me to speak at a symposium that she was organising, entitled ‘Children in WW1: Histories and engagements’, during the afternoon of Monday 8th May 2017. The remit was to deliver a presentation, of approximately 20 minutes in length and aimed at undergraduate and post-graduate students, about our recent WW1 …