As restrictions have begun to lift, the History Department have started to plan the first of (hopefully) many visits to historic sites. In June, Year 7 students will be given the opportunity to visit the abbeys of Whalley and Sawley as part of their study of the Reformation. Students will be allowed to fully explore the ruined sites, using their imagination to reconstruct what life must have been like for the monks who lived there during the Middle Ages and the impact that their closure must have had on the local community during the reign of Henry VIII. Students will conduct a survey of the two historic sites to determine the purpose of the remaining structures and compare the size and influence each monastery had in the local area before the Reformation.
Curriculum Leader for History