Earlier this term Mr Jones (History Co-ordinator) and I were in the process of planning a permanent historical timeline in our school hall (on the wall where Henry VIII’s wives have proudly stared down at us for a number of years!) This came about following an advisory visit that focused on the school’s history curriculum. Our school County advisor, Marc Boucherat, was extremely impressed with the quality of our Skyswood history curriculum but suggested that we might consider some form of permanent display that references each of our history topics covered through Key Stages 1 and 2.
Originally, we had considered posters for each unit of study to support out time-line project. However, with the tremendous success of our dining hall fruits and vegetables animation competition, we feel that this is a great opportunity to make use of our children’s creative talents and help us with our ‘time-line’ mural!
So we’d like to launch a competition where children can send in their own cartoon or image to represent one of our chosen history topics (or more than one if you wish). We will select our favourite Romans, Mayans, Ancient Egyptians, Great Fire of London cartoon etc… and the winning cartoons will be painted onto our hall wall in acrylics.
There are sixteen exciting topics to choose from. All those who enter will receive a Historical Time-Line certificate. We are confident that we can make this mural really special (as well as being informative and helping you to put your history topics into a chronological context.)
OUR TOP TIP IS TO NOT OVER-COMPLICATE YOUR CARTOON/S, BUT MAKE IT STAND OUT (AS IF YOU WERE DESIGNING AN IMAGE FOR A POSTER.)
The deadline for this competition is Friday 8th May.
The topics for you to choose from are:
Apollo Moon Landing
Great Fire of London
War of the Roses
World War II