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St Hilda's School

Humanities

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 All of the "Humanities" subjects are extremely well provided for here at St Hilda's; Geography, History and Religious Education are all taught from the Early Years through to Form 6. In the Upper school these subjects are taught by specialist teachers.

The History curriculum is enriched by themed days  such as "Tudor Day " and "Viking Day". The study of the Second World War to the present day is enhanced by visits from some of the girls own grandparents who help make the stories come to life; as well as a "Blitz Experience" held here in our own air raid shelter. Visits to The British Museum and, locally, to Bushey Museum emphasise History as a living subject.

Field trips to Swanage and Sayers Croft Environmental Centre bring Geography to life as well as promoting independence, teamwork and a questioning mind.

Religious Education (RE) enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At St Hilda's we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other world faiths, and we address some of the fundamental questions in life. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children learn from religions (exploring and responding to human experience) as well as about religions (developing knowledge and understanding of religion).  Visits to mosques, churches and temples all help to promote understanding of different cultures.