“Great historic events form part of our cultural memory even if we were not present to witness them. They are part of our national story and the catalyst for understanding our place in the world. The Battle of Waterloo is one of these great events and a defining moment in European history. Reaching out to younger generations is essential if its significance is to be recognised and understood and the Hungry for History campaign is an invigorating way of achieving this legacy, not only for Waterloo but for other great historic events as well.”
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If you have been part of, or organised, an event that encourages history learning that you wish to share with other schools, please email us with details and photographs and we will post on our blog and link to Twitter. The aim of the site is to encourage schools to share ideas and forge links with other like-minded schools and bring together teachers and children who wish to participate in commemorations, discussions, competitions and outdoor classroom events.
If you have an idea that you think could help bring history alive for children, then we want to hear about it. The site looks to serve as a central platform for inspiration and information to all schools nationwide.
We have designed our website as an information platform with schools and children in mind. Because of the involvement of so many schools and the approach of having in-house school committees to help mastermind the venture, we are delighted to take a user-informed approach to best meet your needs. You can tell is what you think and be part of that process by emailing us.
Hungry for History’s main content is through its blog page in which we will regularly update relevant news, ideas and events that are happening throughout the United Kingdom. When using this blog page you can filter by tag to find information on a related topic. You can use our search page to find content by keyword.
We want children to help us mastermind this venture. We want this campaign to grow and develop in the direction the children want to take it. We would like schools to encourage children to get involved by creating a “Hungry for History’ committee of students of all ages to work together and discuss Hungry for History ideas, commemorative events, outdoor classrooms, competitions etc. If possible, we would like schools to set up activities that could link in the local area or their partner schools to inform them of what is happening. We want to encourage children to learn about their local history to encourage local pride. Through discussion and collaboration, we hope these committees will develop a series of skill sets and allow them to leave their own lasting legacy from the commemorations.
If you feel there is a scope for a link with Hungry for History, please do let us know. Email Us
Waterloo 200 Ltd is an umbrella organisation approved and supported by Government to oversee the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
What on Earth Publishing provides resources, training and curriculum enrichment workshops for schools and educators that wish to provide a more interconnected, holistic approach to learning.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Educational Department.
Fields of Battle - Lands of Peace 14 - 18.
Remembrance Image Project
Wellington College School
The King’s School Canterbury
Wellesley House School
Woodcote House School
Eagle House School
Broadstairs: Video Waterloo 200 Commemorations http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/VIDEO-Broadstairs-Waterloo-200-Commemorations/story-26743939-detail/story.html .. Read More
Battle of Waterloo procession: two men in britches bring home news of victory 200 years on, historical re-enactors paraded through London to deliver news of victory at Waterloo to the Princess Royal http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/battle-of-waterloo/11689863/Battle-of-Waterloo-procession-two-men-in-britches-bring-home-news-of-victory.html .. Read More
Waterloo 200th anniversary: Victory dispatch arrival re-enacted http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33215599 .. Read More
Wellington's Waterloo dispatch arrives at Broadstairs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33211533 .. Read More
Hungry for History- 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a vital turning point in world history and one that has been taken up enthusiastically in Kent, particularly in Broadstairs http://www.kent-life.co.uk/home/hungry_for_history_1_4082247 .. Read More
‘A damned nice thing…’ And a defining moment in European history Read more on Pages 37 and 38 http://www.johncatt.com/downloads/ccr52_2/offline/download.pdf.. Read More
10 children have the chance to join Broadstairs Waterloo commemorations Read more: http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/Children-win-chance-war-ship-Viking-Bay-Waterloo/story-26480711-detail/story.html#ixzz3ZunstnEt .. Read More
Waterloo 200 launches a unique national schools’ competition Waterloo 200, together with Hungry for History, is seeking to challenge students to define their 100 defining historical moments in the last 200 years http://www.kelsi.org.uk/news-and-events/news/primary/waterloo-200-launches-a-unique-national-schools-competition KELSI is an online resource for educat.. Read More
Education and schools involvement in the New Waterloo Dispatch and the Waterloo Parade on The Mall, London http://www.nam.ac.uk/waterloo200/about/the-new-waterloo-dispatch-2015/.. Read More
Peter Snow re-enacts the Battle of Waterloo with some willing volunteers from schools including Wellesley House, acting as Prusssian, French and British troops... http://www.kent-life.co.uk/home/hungry_for_history_1_4059371 .. Read More
The Battle of Waterloo bicentenary commemorations - how your school can be involved https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/news/battle-waterloo-bicentenary-commemorations-how-your-school-can-be-involved.. Read More
Would you like your school to get involved in the New Waterloo Dispatch - read more here: http://thenwd.org.uk/events/england/.. Read More
The Timeline 200 Competition - Read more at: http://thenwd.org.uk/education/timeline-200/.. Read More
National competition calls for students’ defining moments in history. Read more at: https://www.nahtedge.org.uk/Newsandviews/Newslisting/Newsarticles/TabId/565/ArtMID/1325/ArticleID/1462/National-competition-calls-for-students%E2%80%99-defining-moments-in-history.aspx.. Read More
Waterloo 200 launches a unique cross-curricular national schools’ competition: TIMELINE 200 https://educationechochamberuncut.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/timeline-200-a-national-schools-competition/ (https://educationechochamberuncut.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/timeline-200-a-national-schools-competition/).. Read More
BROADSTAIRS will take centre stage on Saturday June 20 for the 200th commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo. Read more at http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/Broadstairs-major-role-Battle-Waterloo/story-26332254-detail/story.html#xgUW9ooattpox2U7.99 (BROADSTAIRS will take centre stage on Saturday June 20 for the 200th commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo. Read more at http://www.thanetg.. Read More
(http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201503250423M2______EUPR_____ad57000001fff8f2_3600-1) Waterloo 200 launches a unique national schools' competition: TIMELINE 200 (http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201503250423M2______EUPR_____ad57000001fff8f2_3600-1) http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?.. Read More
Timeline 200 competition launched Waterloo 200 have joined with Hungry for History to challenge schoolchildren across the UK to determine 100 defining moments. Read more at: http://edquarter.com/Article/timeline-200-competition-launched .. Read More
Timeline 200 competition launched Waterloo 200 have joined with Hungry for History to challenge schoolchildren across the UK to determine 100 defining moments. Read more at http://ie-today.co.uk/Article/timeline-200-competition-launched.. Read More
Please see the link for more information on the New Waterloo Dispatch in Kent and Hungry for History's involvement: http://www.kent-lieutenancy.org.uk/waterloo-200-commemorations-talk-17th-march-2015/.. Read More
The New Waterloo Dispatch reaching out to young people http://www.nam.ac.uk/waterloo200/about/the-new-waterloo-dispatch-2015/.. Read More
The New Waterloo Dispatch in Broadstairs on Saturday, 20th June 2015 Read More on Page 18 at http://www.islemagazine.co.uk/.. Read More
Waterloo 200 launches a unique national schools’ competition: TIMELINE 200: http://www.sourcewire.com/news/86647/waterloo-200-launches-a-unique-national-schools-competition-timeline-200#.VTaOzhPF9Q8.. Read More
Waterloo 200 launches a unique national schools’ competition: TIMELINE 200 Read more at http://www.qaeducation.co.uk/timeline-200/.. Read More
Waterloo 200 Launches National Schools' Competition to Define History Read more at http://schoolhousemagazine.co.uk/education/academia/history/waterloo-200-launches-national-schools-competition-to-define-his (http://schoolhousemagazine.co.uk/education/academia/history/waterloo-200-launches-national-schools-competition-to-define-his).. Read More
Hungry for History March 22, 2015 - The Chairman of Waterloo 200 in Chairman's Blog (http://www.nam.ac.uk/waterloo200/category/chairmans-blog/), Conversations with the General (http://www.nam.ac.uk/waterloo200/category/conversations-with-the-general/) http://www.nam.ac.uk/waterloo200/hungry-for-history/.. Read More
Waterloo 200 (http://www.nam.ac.uk/waterloo200/about-waterloo-200/), in partnership with Hungry for History (http://www.hungryforhistory.info/), is seeking to challenge schoolchildren from across the UK to determine their 100 defining moments in history of the last 200 years, from 1815-2015. Read more at http://www.nam.ac.uk/waterloo200/waterloo-200-launches-a-unique-national-schools-competiti.. Read More
An Audience with Peter Snow in Canterbury 22mins in... http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b054xn3z/south-east-today-17032015.. Read More
An Audience with Dan Snow at the House of Commons http://www.qaeducation.co.uk/london-schools-eager-to-take-part-in-waterloo-commemorations-at-an-audience-with-dan-snow/.. Read More
London Schools: An Audience with Dan Snow at the House of Commons .. Read More
City's role in Battle of Waterloo commemorations in June 2015 Read more at http://www.canterburytimes.co.uk/Broadstairs-major-role-Battle-Waterloo/story-21132862-detail/story.html#6yDucLmog4i0o9UA.03 .. Read More
Clive Aslet's Town Mouse on Broadstairs and the Battle of Waterloo Commemorations in 2015 Read more at http://www.countrylife.co.uk/blogs/article/532492/Town-mouse-on-Broadstairs.html.. Read More
Highlights of the Waterloo 200 Educational Talk to schools in Kent hosted by Hungry for History at Wellesley House School, Broadstairs. This was followed by a dinner hosted by The Empire Room, Royal Harbour Hotel, Ramsgate with distinguished guests such as the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Dr David Starkey and Amanda Cottrell, Chairman of Visit Kent Read more at http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/Broa.. Read More
Hungry for History hosts a Waterloo 200 Educational Talk for Schools in Kent at one of its Lead Ambassador Schools, Wellesley House School, Broadstairs Kent with distinguished guests such as the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Dr David Starkey, Amanda Cottrell, Chairman of Visit Kent. Read more, including words of support from the Lord Liuetenant at http://www.wellesley.kent.sch.uk/news?a=196.. Read More
Hungry for History is organising an educational talk for schools in Kent in order that Waterloo 200 can outline how schools can become actively involved in the bicentenary commemorations of June 2015 and to highlight what educational material is available for the classrooms. The talk is from 6.30-7.30 on 13 May at Wellesley House School, Broadstairs. Read more at Educational Talk (http://www... Read More
An overview of Hungry for History is shown on Page 74 of Isle Magazine's Spring 2104 Edition... Isle Magazine (http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?pbid=3dfc40ff-525b-4024-b636-7a046db1d70c).. Read More
Country Life's biannual magazine focusing on independent schools,School Life has just been published for Spring 2014. The Hungry for History Campaign is highlighted under "School Noticeboard" entitled "Eating up History" See the article at http://httpublish.polestar-group.com/pt/ipc/csl/cslspring14/index.aspx Read more at http://www.countrylife.co.uk/articl.. Read More
Hungry for History is inspiring school children to delve back into the past. (http://www.independentschoolparent.com/education-news/hungry-for-history-campaign-and-competition-for-schools).. Read More
Hungry for History Coverage in the the following: Editor's Letter, Prep School News, the Memorable Times feature and in an article by Major General Sir Evelyn Webb Carter KCVO OBE, Chairman of Waterloo 200 (http://www.schoolhousemagazine.co.uk/mag/download/archive) .. Read More
Hungry for History featured in Time (lines) for History Feature (http://www.schoolhousemagazine.co.uk/features/education/issues/timelines-for-history).. Read More
Headmaster's hopes for 2014 (http://goodschoolsguide.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/j/383DE02328C9899E/E6A5521B0E46AA932540EF23F30FEDED).. Read More
‘Hungry for History’ campaign gets underway (http://www.ps-magazine.co.uk/?p=543).. Read More
King's School gets Hungry for History (http://www.canterburytimes.co.uk/City-pupils-join-campaign-adventures-history/story-20313949-detail/story.html).. Read More
'Hungry for History' Launch Wellesley House School launch new history initiative (http://www.attainmagazine.co.uk/news/story/4112).. Read More
Hungry for History Launch (https://www.iaps.org.uk/news/schoolnews/story/4112).. Read More
Hungry for History is outlined in the December issue (http://newsletters.wizontheweb.co.uk/t/ViewEmail/r/AE702B5844F054A32540EF23F30FEDED/51E36DC57CD6D9C6A0F01D70678E0DEE) of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Newsletter.. Read More
Launch of Hungry for History Campaign (http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/Broadstairs-Wellesley-House-School-shares-history/story-20239796-detail/story.html).. Read More
NEWS RELEASE: 27 November 2013 APPETITE FOR HISTORY BEING FED BY NEW NATIONWIDE SCHOOLS CAMPAIGN A group of schools has teamed up as ‘Lead Ambassadors’, including Wellesley House, Harrow, Wellington College, Uppingham and The King’s School, Canterbury, to help coordinate a new collaborative venture for all schools nationwid.. Read More