“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” Robert Penn Warren
At Tilston, we strongly believe in History as vital in bringing out the best in everyone. A fuller understanding of ourselves and others offers us all a better chance to face our futures; learning about who we are and the best we might become. Studying history; the events, movements, values and attitudes of the past, plays a major role in the way we think now. Our History curriculum gives Tilston learners the critical ability to challenge what has come before them and their own thoughts and values, as they become rounded individuals, faced with different issues and choices.
‘Do to others as you would have them do to you.’ Matthew 7:12
History surrounds us and is inescapable. We strive to ensure that our History curriculum supports Tilston learners in their confrontation of contemporary issues such as ongoing inequality in our world today. As we learn about the rights and wrongs of the past, we can identify similarities to today, as well as seek to understand cause and effect. History is so important – it helps children to form their moral view of the world, to adopt a stance and to make a stand. In this way, History is deeply entwined with PSHE, with our Christian mission statement and our Christian core value of respect.