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Costume pageant and timeline mural bring history week to life at Windhill21 Primary School in Bishop's Stortford




Pupils at Windhill21 launched the Bishop's Stortford primary school's new history timeline on Monday with a costume pageant.

Children portrayed influential figures including scientist Albert Einstein and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst as they celebrated a week immersed in world history.

Teachers took part too, with head Philippa Moore dressed as Queen Elizabeth I as part of the exploration of culture through the ages.

Windhill21 staff and pupils by their new timeline mural in the study area. Pic: Vikki Lince (46563821)
Windhill21 staff and pupils by their new timeline mural in the study area. Pic: Vikki Lince (46563821)

The children have been learning about significant people and periods through a variety of sources and creative lessons, and were asked to prepare and deliver a short speech about their chosen character to showcase their orating skills and historical knowledge.

Sarah Wood, the deputy head, said: "Bringing history to life through a creative curriculum is what really ignites children's passion for learning. I was so impressed with the effort and originality that has gone into the costumes and lesson planning. It makes me very proud to be part of such a visionary school."

The new timeline runs the length of the school's learning zone. Ms Wood added: "A time capsule was also buried in the school garden which has been filled with school work, photographs and timetables from each class alongside a newspaper and a letter from the current head pupils. We wonder what future archaeologists will make of the years 2020 and 2021!"

Queen Elizabeth I (deputy head Debra Price) and Windhill21 pupils burying a time capsule in the school grounds. Pic: Vikki Lince (46563825)
Queen Elizabeth I (deputy head Debra Price) and Windhill21 pupils burying a time capsule in the school grounds. Pic: Vikki Lince (46563825)


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