Title:  Agincourt 600: commemorating the Battle of Agincourt.

By:  Historical Association and supported by ALL

Price: Free

Website:  http://tinyurl.com/RememberingAgincourt

Becky Kitto

Agincourt Project team

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 and supported by the Association for Language Learning, 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 is also to establish links between the French and English schools and to continue to collaborate together. For those schools unable to take part in the trip, the Agincourt 600 project also includeds 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 of as they wish and they are completely open access and freely downloadable for all. The French and History enquiries work as standalone units but 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.

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