Year 8 historians re-create the Great Exhibition
Our Year 8 Historians were given an assessment with a difference when they were asked to form a team and take part in the Great Exhibition. The pupils had been studying the British Empire and Victorian England so were asked to construct a stall to display the positives and negatives of the British Empire on their allocated country. All were working as a team to develop communications and present creatively to the rest of the class. The stalls had to have information and interesting and engaging things to do to attract visitors to what their countries had to offer during Victorian England. The countries ranged from India, Jamaica, Australia to Ireland. As it was an assessment Year 8 were being peer assessed on creativity as well as teacher reviewed on their writing and stall presentation.
We had cakes galore and food from around the world. There were games to play, using fun facts and there were outfits and sources from the Victorian age on show. The event was enjoyed by all – and had good results for the pupils. One student was heard say: “This is probably one of the most fun assessments I have ever had”! Here are some of the creative displays that were on offer in the Great Bishop’s Exhibition.