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History

Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain a child forever”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The History department’s principal aim is to ‘fire children’s curiosity about the past and to enrich their understanding of human nature and the workings of society’. The study of History is a vital part in a child’s intellectual, spiritual and moral development. It improves both their thinking and communication skills – ‘skills that are prized in adult life’.

Study history, study history.
In history lies all the secrets
of statecraft

Winston Churchill

The children at Moor Park enjoy ‘their’ History and the department has an excellent academic record at both Common Entrance and Scholarship level.

Children are introduced to the analysis of artefacts in the earliest stages and, as they move up the school, they learn to evaluate written sources. A range of teaching methods are adopted from the traditional to the innovative – this includes the use of interactive whiteboards, regular visits to the ICT room and ‘role-plays’.

All Year groups visit sites of historical interest and many also benefit from visiting experts and specialists who come to the school.

History is the open Bible: we historians are not priests to expound it infallibly; our function is to teach people to read it and to reflect upon it for themselves.

George Macaulay Trevelyan

Calendar

June 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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2
3
4
5
6
7
  • Common Entrance Examinations
  • Years 6 & 7 Examinations
  • Rounders U13A v Bedstone College (H) U11A v King’s Hawford Tournament (A) U10 v Packwood Tournament (A)
8
9
10
11
  • IAPS Triathlon in Cranbrook, Kent
  • Mass (followed by supper)
12
  • Year 1 Trip on Severn Valley Railway
  • Year 8 Leavers’ Photograph
  • Year 3 Greek Talk
  • Parent & Child Tennis Tournament Years 4 & 5
13
  • School Tennis Championship Finals (R Wheeler)
14
  • Cricket Colts A v RGS Worcester Tournament (A)
  • Rounders U12 v Winterfold (H)
  • Girls’ Cricket U11A v Hereford Cathedral Junior School (A) U11B v Hereford Cathedral Junior School (A)
15
  • Year 7 trip to Goodrich Castle
  • Parent & Child Tennis Tournament Years 6 – 8 inc.
16
  • Mass with procession of Blessed Sacrament
  • 3 Play ~ Secret Garden ~ Parents welcome
  • Summer Concert – All Saints Church, Richard's Castle
17
  • Girls’ Cricket U13A v The Downs, Malvern (H) U11A v The Downs, Malvern (H)
  • Rounders U13B v Packwood Haugh (A) U13C v Packwood Haugh (A)
  • Cricket 1st v Packwood Haugh (H) 2nd v Packwood Haugh (A) Colts A v Packwood Haugh (A) Colts B v Packwood Haugh (H)
  • Effort Grades: Year 7
  • Mass (Ludlow)
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21
  • Cricket Colts A v The Downs, Malvern (H) Colts B v The Downs, Malvern (A)
  • Rounders U10 v RGS Worcester Tournament (A)
  • Nursery Parents' Evening (Classroom)
  • Year 1G Parents' Evening (Classroom)
  • Year 8 Leavers' Matches
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23
24
  • Year 7 French trip returns
25
26
  • Year 4 Camp depart
  • Kindergarten Parents' Evening (Classroom)
  • Year 8 “Scottish Reels” at Moreton Hall
  • Year 7 Parents' Evening ~ Henderson Hall
27
  • Ladies' Doubles Tennis Tournament
  • Year 8 Headmaster's BBQ ~ Clock House
28
  • Cricket 1st v Winterfold (H) 3rd v Winterfold (H)
  • Rounders U13A v Winterfold (A) U13B v Winterfold (A) U11A v Packwood Haugh (H) U10 v Packwood Haugh (H)
  • Year 4 Camp return
  • Kindergarten Parents' Evening (Classroom)
  • Year 2 Parents' Evening (Classroom)
  • Year 8 Leavers' Dinner
29
  • Mass
  • Year 6 Informal Play 'Dream in the Woods' ~ Parents welcome
  • Year 8 Play ~ Henderson Hall
30
  • MPPA meeting ~ Library
  • Year 3 Mystery Trip
  • Nursery & Kindergarten Sports Day
  • Pre-Prep Sports Day (Rec – Year 2)
  • Year 8 Play ~ Henderson Hall

Moor Park
Ludlow
Shropshire SY8 4DZ

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