The aim of History teaching here at Meadow High School is
to stimulate the children's interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We teach children a sense of chronology and, through this, they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Through this they learn to value their own and other people's cultures in modern multicultural Britain. By considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today.
In our school History makes a significant contribution to citizenship education, by teaching students how Britain developed as a democratic society. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today. We also teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
We successfully run annual trips to the Tower of London, Gunnersbury Museum, Imperial War Museum and London Dungeons (if appropriate).