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Year 8 History Trip

Year 8 Cadbury World History Trip

As you read the title of this article you may be wondering how a trip to a Chocolate Factory constitutes a History trip! 

The Cadbury factory and the village of Bournville, with its parks, shops, hospital, places of worship, schools and sports facilities were purpose built by the Cadbury brothers, a Quaker family, to ensure that their workers did not have to endure the terrible conditions we usually associate with the factories and industrial towns of 19th century Britain. George Cadbury said, “But if each man could have his own house , a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then , thought , there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life .“

On the factory site there is a museum ‘the Bournville Experience’, which provides a wealth of information about the origins and development of Bournville and the lives of those who were fortunate enough to live and work there.  After our visit to the Museum we took a walking tour of Bournville which remains largely untouched due to the land being part of a charitable Trust set up by the family in 1895.  This provided the students with a much greater understanding of how the living conditions contrasted with the overcrowded slum housing many found themselves in.

This learning has been supplemented back at school within our history lessons, but also within Computing lessons as Mr Mylan has been looking at the 1891 Census data from Bournville enabling the students to gain a different perspective on the age and gender and marital status of the workers and their families.

Of course, as well as packing in lots of History we did make time to learn about the history of chocolate, how it is made, packaged and advertised.  We even got to sample the products!  We finished the day with a visit to the shop to stock up on supplies before journeying back to school.

The students all enjoyed themselves as you can see from their comments:

Amelia, “It was an amazing trip.”

Jessica, “The Cadbury trip is well worth going on.”

Ruby, “Great, fun day!”

Harvey, “I enjoyed it, I wanted to walk around the village more!”

And finally, Ben, “It was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on!”

Released On 25th May 2017
Year 8 History Trip

Player of the Year

Many congratulations to Year 8 pupil Mateo Fernandez who has won the U13 Player of the Year award from East Coker Football Club.  Mateo is a very talented Footballer and Athlete and this award is recognition for his hard work—well done Mateo—we are sure that Athletico Madrid will be contacting you soon!

 

Released On 24th May 2017
Player of the Year

Team GB Selection

A fantastic achievement for Holly White at the SW Triathle Championships held at Leweston. Holly put in a superb performance to finish in 6th place a year young in the Youth D category. Holly has been selected to represent the GB team at the European Triathle Championships to be held in Setubal, Portugal in July. The race was two continuous laps consisting of a 5 hit laser shoot, 50m swim and 400m run each lap.

Well done Holly—a great achievement. 

 

Released On 12th May 2017
Team GB Selection

Year 6 Humanities

Year 6 pupils enjoyed working together in groups for their Humanities topic creating physical maps of Ancient Egypt. 

 

 

Released On 12th May 2017
Year 6 Humanities

The Keymaster

Junior School Production
Released On 31st Mar 2017
The Keymaster

Exciting News!

The Park School is expanding ......
Released On 27th Mar 2017
Exciting News!

Ski Trip

Residential Ski Trip to Pila, Italy
Released On 9th Feb 2017
Ski Trip

Army STEM Workshop

Science Technology Engineering and Maths Workshop
Released On 30th Jan 2017
Army STEM Workshop
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