What colour is history?

This week the Museum of London announced that the second century bodies they were studying had Chinese ancestry, so adding another layer to our constantly growing  knowledge of London’s diverse past.  Bodies from the first to third centuries have shown that soldiers were stationed here from across the Roman Empire.  […]

Quinton House School

After a lovely welcome to Quinton House we shared the story and looked at the Sun plaque. The children were ahead of me in knowing about parchment and quills as they have been working hard on the topic, using Vlad’s story. I was so excited to see the paintings of […]

Byfield School

It was a pleasure to visit this lovely school in such a beautiful part of the country.  Class 2 had read Vlad’s story and written their own accounts of his adventure. We told the story together with our actions and rhymes. After a re-enacting the bucket chains we did some […]

When you are 6 years old it is almost impossibly difficult to understand 350 years ago. I regularly told my pupils I was one hundred and eighty three on my birthday … and some of them believed me. Props and artefacts help put it all in context. That is the […]

Boost reading and support libraries

This is a call to action! An appeal to educators across the country to do something that would encourage their pupils to read more, and connect with their local community. The long-term benefits could be significant in terms of progress and engagement for individual children, and at the core of […]