Rossett School takes part in Battle of Waterloo commemoration

Rossett School in Harrogate has been selected by Waterloo 200 to be one of 200 schools from across the country to carry out a commemorative study to coincide with this year’s Battle of Waterloo bicentenary.

Students have been asked to investigate a selection of battle artefacts, from the 200 available. They have also learned about a local soldier Private Frederick Gray who fought at The Battle of Waterloo.


Students from Rossett School will be taking part in the Waterloo 200 project
Students from Rossett School will be taking part in the Waterloo 200 project


History teacher Rowena McFarlane from Rossett School said:

We’re always looking for ways to bring history to life for our students.

Being able to focus on real battle artefacts and track down local soldiers who fought makes this a very engaging and innovative way to learn.


Dan Snow, TV Presenter and Leading Historian, said:

This project was created to raise awareness of The Battle of Waterloo, an historic and pivotal moment in world history.

We felt working with schools across the country would be a great way to create awareness of The Battle and highlight its significance.

An e-book compiling work from all 200 schools will be given to every school involved and is intended to create a legacy beyond the bicentenary celebrations.

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