The History department runs a number of visits for students throughout their time at Dene Magna. We are passionate about bringing History alive and a great way of doing that is showing students 'real' History. We are constantly reviewing our visits and the impact on students' learning. They tell us that they love their days out and see for themselves what they have been discussing and writing about in the classroom. We encourage all students to take part in their allocated visits.
Year 7 go to Chepstow Castle during the Autumn term to support their work on the Normans. They have a guided tour of the castle as well as an archery demonstration.
Year 8 have a Civil War activity day where we bring actors to the school and students get to see genuine Civil War costumes, weapons (not loaded!!) and food. The highlight of the day is always the firing of the falconette on the school field!
The Year 9 visit to the Black Country Museum is a particular favourite. Here, the students experience Victorian and early 20th-century life including a Victorian classroom lesson and a trip down the mines. Of course, the chips are also worth the visit!
GCSE students now have a highly recommended visit to Goodrich Castle as part of the new course requires students to be able to analyse the historical environment. We are very lucky that the textbook case study is so close by!
GCSE students have also travelled to Krakow and Berlin in recent years. These are very special trips that have been prompted by students' desire to learn more about the history that they have studied in the classroom. Both of these visits have taken place for Year 11 after they have finished their exams. As yet, there are no plans for such an event this year, but keep watching this space!!
As these visits are organised, the letters and information on each visit will appear on this page. Please ensure that all monies and forms are returned before the visit deadline as it does take some time to organise them!