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School for girls

Y7 Humanities Challenge: How has migration shaped our world?

Congratulations to all year 7 students so engaged so enthusiastically in this term's joint humanities challenge.  Charged with the question 'How has migration shaped our world?', each form took on the role of different departments of the International Organisation for Migration and they explored the issue of migration from different viewpoints. 

One learned about the history of the Windrush migration; another took a geographical perspective on experiences of forced migration;  the third adopted a philosophical approach to questions of identity, and the final group used their English hats to analyse the experience of migration explored in the poem 'Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan' by Moniza Alvi. Students were then involved in 'inter-departmental satellite meetings' to share what they had learned. Most of the time our pupils engage with their subjects separately, but through this challenge, it was clear how well they complement each other.