We are thrilled to present our annual spotlight on the Humanities Faculty, where skill-based learning permeates all aspects of our educational approach. Our commitment to nurturing a deep appreciation for geography and history, coupled with invaluable life skills, sets the stage for the holistic development of our students. We aim to cultivate critical thinking, investigation, evaluation, and empathy, preparing our students to become conscientious and well-rounded individuals.
Our Key Stage 3 thematic curriculum has taken an interdisciplinary approach this academic year, encouraging students to make connections across subjects and sparking intellectual curiosity. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring this curriculum remains relevant and enriching for all learners while infusing lessons with valuable skill-based learning experiences.
In history, students have delved into intriguing questions, such as whether a sandwich truly changed the course of world history in 1914, or how true to life historical films are. By exploring thought-provoking topics, our students develop critical thinking and analytical skills essential for thriving in today’s rapidly changing world.
In geography, our students have embraced sustainability by organising a recycled materials fashion show. This event showcased their creativity, resourcefulness, and commitment to environmental stewardship. These dynamic and interactive lessons serve to reinforce the importance of skill-based learning while inspiring our students to become active, responsible global citizens.
Beyond the classroom, our students have participated in various educational trips that complement their in-class learning and provide real-world experiences. For example, our Year 9 students recently visited a local NGO, where they engaged in a fact finding mission gaining insights into the vital work being done to address pressing social issues in Nepal. This hands-on experience helped them develop key skills while fostering a sense of empathy and social responsibility.
This week, our Year 10 students will embark on a research trip to study rivers, gathering data that will form the foundation of a project they will be completing over the next several months. Meanwhile, our Year 7 students eagerly await their sustainability-focused trip in Shivapuri in May, where they will gather data to enhance their understanding of the natural world. This data will form the basis of a study they will be completing for their end-of-year assessment.
In addition to our more academic offerings, we are excited to announce our upcoming historical fiction competition, open to all students. This event fosters creative expression and an appreciation for history by encouraging our young writers to explore the past through imaginative storytelling. We look forward to celebrating the inspiring achievements of our students as they continue to excel in their humanities journey.
Overall, we would like to express our gratitude for your continued support, which enables us to provide the highest quality education for our students. We eagerly anticipate sharing more updates and achievements from the Humanities Faculty in the coming months, demonstrating the power of skill-based learning in shaping the leaders of tomorrow.