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At Sandown, children become ‘History Detectives’, developing an understanding of chronology, asking and answering questions about the past and making deductions using primary and secondary sources. Our aim is to bring History alive through the use of artefacts and a range of exciting trips and visitors. We are privileged to have a close link with Hastings Museum which enables us to give children with the opportunity to see and handle genuine, original historical artefacts and high quality replicas and also provides access to excellent workshops about the history of our town.

For additional information about this subject, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the subject leader.

History Events

Sandown celebrated 100 years since the end of World War 1. We marked the anniversary by researching local men that fought in the war, finding out about our ancestors, knitting and making poppies and putting up displays in and around the School. We were very proud that our project enabled us the earn ‘Heritage Schools’ status from Historic England.