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A day out to Creswell Crags

A day out to Creswell Crags

This is my diary entry for my class trip to Creswell Crags.

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Lincoln Knights’ Trail: Part 3

Lincoln Knights’ Trail: Part 3

All around the city of Lincoln, tourists and locals alike are following the Lincoln Knights’ Trail – 36 hand-painted sculptures that celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest. But now local schools are getting in on the act with their slightly smaller versions! For […]

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MLJA goes back to the future!

MLJA goes back to the future!

Today at Manor Leas Junior Academy we had a history day about the decades between 1970 to 1990. Teachers and pupils brought in pictures and artefacts about living history between their family and friends.

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A sheriff’s wardrobe…

A sheriff’s wardrobe…

Last month, Year 6 Georgia, from Cottesmore Millfield Academy, interviewed Andrew Brown, the High Sheriff of Rutland. (You can read her first article by clicking here.) Georgia was fascinated with the uniform worn by the country’s sheriffs, as they undertake their ceremonial duties, and for a follow-up article was keen to ask Andrew more about […]

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New band on the block

New band on the block

New Hope Club were recently signed to Virgin EMI’s record label

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The YJA Magna Carta Series Part 5: Following the Trail of the Barons

The YJA Magna Carta Series Part 5: Following the Trail of the Barons

Last week, to launch the start of the Magna Carta 800th birthday celebrations, twenty-five brightly coloured model barons appeared in Lincoln. They form the ‘Barons Trail’ and they’ve proved to be an instant hit with tourists and locals alike. The wonderful models represent the barons who, in 1215, forced King John into adding his seal […]

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YJA meets Stan Bradford DFM

YJA meets Stan Bradford DFM

Last week, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of VE Day, YJA were invited to a WW2 Veterans’ Reunion hosted by RAF Scampton, the famous airbase of the Dambusters. I enjoyed the privilege of being able to interview Stan Bradford, who, at the age of 19, had a prominent part to play in World War […]

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Richard III: Let Battle Commence

Richard III: Let Battle Commence

His skeleton was discovered in a car park close to the centre of Leicester,

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And Action!

And Action!

It’s all go for YJA teams at the moment!

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Museums to Come Alive!

Museums to Come Alive!

I took a trip with a few of my peers to help the museum get technologically up-to-date with some new augmented reality software ideas.