History Club gives pupils a chance to learn about history in a fun, interactive way, as opposed to the typical classroom environment.
Pupils are able to take charge, choosing to look at the historical topics that interest them most. They gain a deeper understanding by doing a range of interactive activities: from making models, posters, and podcasts to analysing historical movies and even visiting museums and participating in workshops led by experts.
Our most ambitious projects have involved looking at our own school History and heritage- for example, the Stewart Lockhart Project which involved looking at the life and legacy of former pupil Sir James Haldane Stewart Lockhart (1858–1937), or our work on Agnes Savage which aimed to make the achievements this extraordinary woman, the first woman of West African heritage to qualify as a doctor from Edinburgh University and the first woman Nigerian doctor more visible to the school community.
We will continue to bring our heritage and history alive by working closely with our archivist team. Our next project will be linked to George Watson's Ladies College 150th anniversary project.