'A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’ Marcus Garvey
History is an important part of the curriculum at Woodside as we often use historic topics to drive learning through a number of subjects. A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our curriculum takes advantage of our historically rich locality and in selecting our areas of study we want our pupils to develop their identity and instil a sense of pride in the place they live. By learning about the lives and significant events of local people, children will also gain a greater understanding of how their locality has shaped over time. Carefully enhanced enrichment is made through purposeful local visits and activities designed to develop a range of skills necessary for historical enquiry and interpretation. We want the pupils at Woodside Academy to be curious, ask perspective questions, think critically and evaluate evidence. This will enable them to interpret current and past events critically helping them prepare for the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life.