Humanities at St Wystan’s Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory schools are a combination of Geography and History. Wherever possible, the pupils are immersed in a creative curriculum that allow depth and breadth into both areas.
Pupils today see history being made, as it happens and before it is has been censored by their elders. It is part of our responsibility as educators to help the decision makers of the future understand the need to think, challenge and be able to reason, rather than just follow. From the pyramids of Egypt to the events of World War Two, we guide our pupils through a wide range of topics to try to give them fundamental skills, so that they can start to make sense of history and not to see it just as a confused collection of facts.
Artefact handling, problem solving with source material, day trips, themed events and visiting speakers all contribute to make the subject a vivid and stimulating area.
Geography, by its very nature, is a ‘living’ subject; always on the move, always challenging. It contributes to the cultural, social, spiritual and moral life of the children as they acquire knowledge of a range of different cultures and traditions, and learn tolerance and understanding of other people and environments.
Our aim is to instil in every pupil a desire to understand the world around them by using their knowledge and personal experiences to make sense of the dynamic and yet fragile world in which they live.