At St. Sebastian's, we believe that it is important that children acquire a secure historical knowledge and an understanding of how the past has shaped the present. We deliver engaging history lessons which enable the children to explore the past and develop an awareness of how their own identity has had an impact on civilisation. We provide the opportunity to discover how people and events have shaped this nation and how Britain has been influenced by the wider world. Our aim is to inspire a love of history and encourage our pupils to become critical thinkers who are able to explore a historical line of enquiry.
History Statement of Intent
'The past is intelligible to us only in the light of the present and we can fully understand the present only in the light of the past. To enable man to understand the society of the past, and to increase his mastery over the society of the present, is the dual function of history.’
E H Carr