How has Hinchingbrooke School changed?. This map shows Huntingdon in the 17 th century. Which places do you recognise?. What has changed in Huntingdon?. What can you see in this picture?. Do you recognise the building?. What can you see in this picture?.
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Which places do you recognise?
What has changed in Huntingdon?
Do you recognise the building?
What can you see in this picture?
This picture shows the inside of Huntingdon Grammar School. This went on to become Hinchingbrooke School.
We are going to focus on how Huntingdon Grammar School changed to become Hinchingbrooke School.
You are going to find out what school life was like at 4 different points across the history of the school.
Huntingdon Grammar School was founded in 1565. Among its pupils were Oliver Cromwell and Samuel Pepys.
This picture shows the inside of the Grammar School after reconstruction in 1878.
On 1st September 1939 the school opened in a new building on Brampton Road – the same day the war broke out.
In 1970 the school began to take children of all abilities and soon became fully comprehensive. At the same time the school changed its name, and pupils in Year 9 and above moved to new premises in Hinchingbrooke Park and the renovated Hinchingbrooke House.
In groups, you are going to find out about the 4 periods in the history of the school.
For each period you need to read the information carefully and think about the questions it asks. You also need to fill in your copy of the table shown below.
Make sure you fill in your answer on your sheet.
Your task now is to write a diary entry as if you were a school pupil during one of these periods.
What sort of things will you need to include?
What sort of things do you learn about?
“I got up at ….. and went to school.”
“Today we learnt about……… I particularly liked………..”
How long is the school day?
Who goes to school?
“I really don’t like PE lessons because……”
With the person next to you, write a list of the things you think will be the same at Hinchingbrooke School today in comparison to the periods we have looked at and what you think will have changed.
“It is really nice to meet new friends and try out new subjects”
“At first the school seems really big, but you soon settle in and find your way around”
“Everyone is really friendly at Hinchingbrooke”
Which period would you most like to have gone to school in?