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Moving on... From 1666 to the Victorians!

This week sees a change of Humanities topic in Year 2. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London but are just as excited to learn about the Victorians. 155 more words

Some inspiring Victorian careerwomen

Think of Jane Austen’s heroines: middle-class girls who live with their parents, doing needlework, painting watercolours and playing the piano – until a man proposes, whereupon they get married and run their own household, perhaps doing a spot of charity work in their spare time. 780 more words

Death and your legacy if you want to have one...

Last Sunday I visited the Kensal Green Cemetery it is located in North West London and is one of the oldest (opened in 1833) and most distinguished public burial grounds.  775 more words

Glow At Work

Victoria in Black: “Race” and Queen Victoria

Today is Victoria Day, a curiously antiquated holiday to celebrate, in Canada, a queen of England who has been dead for over a hundred years. (In Quebec, they tried to change the name to honor a Frenchman who died battling the Iroquois near what is now Montréal; now the holiday is called National Patriot’s Day in Quebec, to celebrate the struggle for freedom from British rule in the year that Victoria came to power, 1837.) The reason for this continuing praise of the deceased monarch is that Victoria is seen as the “Mother of Confederation” in Canada. 1,029 more words

Children's Literature

A walk among the stone saints and angels: St Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green

Next door to the well-known Kensal Green, one of London’s “Magnificent Seven” cemeteries, is another vast necropolis.  The two cemeteries are separated only by a tall brick wall, and although they are similar in age, and include many similar memorials, there are differences between the two cemeteries – some subtle, others less so.   1,573 more words


Mary Seacole

On Nursing Day we profiled the life of Florence Nightingale, the founder of the modern nursing profession. Today we are going to profile another nurse who was also very active alongside Nightingale in the 1850s. 255 more words


Equality & Diversity - a subject often talked a lot about, with little change, although we change the name once in a while, progress is slow but steady.

The area of equality and diversity, is one that I have been interested in for the last two decades.  Why are some people treated one way and others treated another way?  1,754 more words

A Day In The Life Of Harpal Dhatt