Life as a HistorianOver the last two weeks all of our Year 8 students enjoyed ‘life as a historian’ at Plymouth University. As part of the day’s activities students were taken on a tour of the site and shown not only their vast array of lecture halls, but also the halls of residence (where the students live in their first year away from home), the national wave simulation (a large pool which generates waves for testing the efficiency of renewable energies) and the vast student library. Our students also attended three history lectures with a focus on the Blitz including a tour of the local area looking for evidence of the bombings which devastated Plymouth.
While the air raid shelters we had originally intended to visit were closed, Hidden Heritage who manage them, have promised that they will let me know as soon as they reopen so that an after school trip can be arranged for those who would like to go back.
As always our students were not only fantastic role models but were a credit academically, applying themselves to the lectures as if they were already undergraduates. I would like to thank all the staff who made this trip so worthwhile and to Plymouth University for being such an incredible host. I now hope this becomes an annual event.