History Extra-Curricular Activities

The History Department puts on several events that are open to all students and which link to our Inclusion Charter, these include competitions for Black History Month every October and opportunities to watch films like Hidden Figures during Women’s History Month in March.

We are in the process of arranging more extra curricular activities including trips, below is a sample of what is already on offer. If you have any suggestions for extra curricular activities related to History please speak to a member of the department or email us at history@mybiddenham.com

In addition to trips and events, we hold a year 7 Horrible Histories Club during lunchtime on Mondays.

There are also short stories competitions and historical showcases.

In addition to trips and events, we hold a year 8 Horrible Histories Club during lunchtime on Mondays.

There are also further off-timetable days for students to explore historical events.

Year 7 – Visit to Cromwell House: A visit to the home of Oliver Cromwell and the chance to decide if he was a hero or villain. 500 word story competition.

Year 8 – Holocaust Memorial Day (27th  January): A day off timetable to explore the impact of the Holocaust and other genocides and reflect on the power kindness has when people are united against hatred.

Year 8 – Visit to Royal Museums Greenwich:
A visit to the Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum including the special collections.

Year 8 – A special day off timetable: students get to explore the ‘what if’. What if they had been alive to run one of the protest movements studied this year. How would they have managed things?

Year 9 – Trip to Hampton Court Palace: A visit to the remaining parts of Henry VIII’s home.

Year 10 – Trip to the National Cold War Exhibition: A visit to the only museum exhibit in the UK dedicated to the Cold War.

Year 11 – Visit to  Notting Hill: A tour of the historic places that contributed to the changing nature of migration in the UK.

Year 12 and 13 take part in university taster day visits and cinema trips to see films linked to the specification (dependent on film releases).