To enrich their curriculum learning, our A-level History and A-level Politics students visited the Imperial War Museum North and the People's History Museum on November 15.
The Imperial War Museum North has, as its website states, been “Purpose-built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war” and “makes full use of its extraordinary exhibition space to deliver an award-winning immersive experience.” Our students focused on the exhibits that related to the Cold War.
The People's History Museum is the national museum of democracy. It “tells the story of the past, present and future of democracy in Britain. The right to vote, time to rest, fair pay – what has led to the freedoms we have today and what still needs to be done for a better future?” The wealth of information provided about the history of popular protest links closely to the content of both A-levels.
Comments from students included, "A fantastic insight into the fight of the people across England and the evolution of war.”, and "The museums were really interesting and I learned a lot to accompany my studies."
You can find out more about both museums here and here.
Please note: Notre Dame is committed to helping achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The activities described above match Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. Visit our website for more details.