Celebrate London History Day
What is it?
Launched by Historic England, the first ever London History Day was on Wednesday 31 May 2017. It is a chance for us to celebrate our city’s unique history and heritage: its historic buildings, sites, communities and heroes. The aim is for this to become an annual event for Londoners.
London History Schools Day 2018
This year's London History Schools Day is on Friday 25 May 2018 and will be even bigger and better with more schools celebrating our city's unique history and heritage.
The spotlight will be on Londoners who played a role in the women’s suffrage campaign. It’s part of the Mayor’s wider #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign to celebrate the centenary of some UK women getting the vote. Teaching resources will be available soon so do check back!
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London History Day 2017
On 26 May last year, to celebrate London History Day, the London Curriculum, Historic England and Museum of London encouraged schools to bring to life London’s unique characters, past and present, with a dress-up day.
London History Day encouraged young Londoners to learn more about the city’s cultural heritage and its communities. Children and teachers were dressed up as their favourite Londoners, with impressive outfits all round. These included; David Bowie, Alex McQueen, Suffragettes and Punks.
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Whilst you're here.....
Why not explore our free teaching resources for key stage 2 and 3 and see how the London Curriculum can enrich your teaching and stimulate curiosity in your students?!
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