Primary History


World War One Explorers

What was life like in Hammersmith & Fulham in World War One?  Use stories of local characters, key events, source materials and methods of historical enquiry to discover the secrets of the past and make links across time.
Links to Key Stage 2 History (Local History Study)

Victorian Hammersmith

An introductory presentation highlights aspects of life in the borough during Victorian times. This is followed by a trail around Hammersmith identifying features of Victorian heritage.   Links to  Key stage 2 History

World War Two Explorers

The reasons for and impacts of bombing during the Second World War are considered. Photographs of bomb damage in the local area are compared with the present day during a trail around central Hammersmith.

1908 London Olympics

The first London Olympics took place a century ago in the area now known as White City. Learn about some of the main events of these Games in a classroom based introduction, followed by a trail around White City looking for evidence of the stadium and associated Franco-British Exhibition.

Riverside History

The riverside area of the Thames in Hammersmith has a rich history from a range of periods. Through direct observation and investigation students can gain an understanding of the area’s changing character and increase their knowledge of the people and events which have shaped our past. Links to Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 History

Hammersmith’s Black History Walk

After a brief introduction, we take a walk through some key historical sites where children learn about the rich Black History of the borough. From the grizzly past of 17th century slave trade, through key moments and players from the abolitionist movement, to heroes of the 20th century such as Mary Seacole, Marcus Garvey and William and Ellen Craft, who made Hammersmith and Fulham their home. Session helps children discover how West London has been fundamentally shaped by the diverse and changing world around it, at times playing centre stage to some key historical social changes which paved the way to the multicultural London of today.

All sessions link to key stage 2 History.