Commemorating the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt (25 October 1415)
About the project:
The Association for Language Learning and the Historical Association have collaborated on an Agincourt 600 Fund partnership project, to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.
25 October 2015 saw the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. A key battle in the Hundred Years War, Agincourt was a decisive victory for the English army led by King Henry V. As part of the Agincourt 600 projects funded by the Historical Association, schools were invited to apply to take part in a fully funded four day residential trip to Agincourt on 03-06 March 2016. The five schools selected were St Mary’s RC Primary School (Co. Durham), Longsands Academy (Cambridgeshire), Wellow School (Hampshire), Maiden Beech Academy (Somerset) and a final group consisting of students from the feeder primaries of Mildenhall College Academy (Suffolk).
Five pupils from each school met children from French link schools in the area, and spent time in the French schools, as well as taking a guided tour of the battlefield, spending a day at the Medieval Centre in Agincourt and taking part in workshops. The aim was also to establish links between the French and English schools and to continue to collaborate together.
About our resources:
For those schools unable to take part in the trip, the Agincourt 600 project also includes a brand new bilingual enquiry looking at the battle and how it has been remembered. The resources have been designed for schools to use as much or as little as they wish and they are completely open access and freely downloadable for all. The French and History enquiries work together but also act as stand alone units, and are therefore useable in both curriculum areas separately. However, they are best used working together as part of a cross-curricular or extra-curricular project involving both subject areas.
Each enquiry has been designed with year 6 and 7 pupils in mind, but also to provide a level of challenge and progression in both history and French. These enquiries, complete with resource packs, have been designed for schools to use as much or as little of as they wish and they are completely open access and freely downloadable for all.
Click on the links below to download both the History and French enquiry overviews and the accompanying resource files from the Historical Association website.