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08 June 2016

Canford sponsors largest UK History Festival

Canford is delighted to be once again sponsoring the Year 6 day at the Chalke Valley History Festival.   On Monday 27th June, around 800 pupils from Prep and Junior Schools across the region will enjoy a day of Living History.   Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown and educationalist and Historian Chris Lloyd will offer talks in the speaker tents, while interactive displays will travel through the ages from Celtic and Anglo Saxon time, through the Tudor period and the Wars of the Roses to WWII warfare and the Battle of Waterloo.  Canford’s History staff will also be running a series of History timeline workshops.

Headmaster Ben Vessey commented:

“We are proud to be in partnership with the Chalke Valley History Festival in bringing History alive for young people.   The programme shows that learning about History is intuitive, fun and always relevant whatever stage of life we are at.   I hope all pupils enjoy this wonderful interactive educational experience.”

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