Young Historian Awards

Each year the Historical Association in collaboration with the Spirit of Normandy Trust offers a series of awards to Primary school children for outstanding history scholarship. Primary school children are asked to research and write about history within the subject categories of local history, the ancient world and British involvement in the Second World War. The categories have been created to support learning and writing in the classroom so that all young people can have an opportunity to enter, rather than it being only a homework option. The closing date for this year's entries is 20 July 2019.  Read more

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  • Young Historian Awards 2019 – Primary prizes

    27th March 2019

    We want young people to get the bug for writing about history in an interesting and critical way. Each year the Historical Association in collaboration with the Spirit of Normandy Trust offers a series of awards to Primary school children for outstanding history scholarship. Children are asked to investigate, think and write about history. The...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2018 – Winners

    29th August 2018

    Each year the Historical Association partners with the Spirit of Normandy Trust to award young historians who have shown excellent knowledge and demonstrated historical argument around a subject associated with a series of themes. The competition is divided into age brackets and the entry at secondary level is by essay judged...

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  • The Young Historian Awards 2018

    25th September 2017

    If you think you or someone you know (who is 16 years of age or under) could be the next Lucy Worsley or Simon Schama then this competition is for you/them. The Historical Association in collaboration with the Spirit of Normandy Trust has organised an annual award scheme for young...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2016 - Winners

    28th October 2016

    It's that time of year again when we celebrate the future of history by recognising young historians. Each year the Historical Association partners with the Spirit of Normandy Trust to award young historians who have shown excellent knowledge and demonstrated historical argument around a subject associated with a series of...

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  • Young Historian Award Winners 2015

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    The judging panel for the Young Historian Awards 2015 report that the standard of the entries continues to rise.The two primary awards went to: St Andrew's CE Primary School at Hitchin for their whole Class 4 entry in the Spirit of Normandy Trust category, for a complete variety of individual...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2015

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    This initiative has been celebrating the achievements of young historians in primary schools for over twenty-five years. It is largely funded by the Historical Association and the Spirit of Normandy Trust. Its annual awards scheme is the centrepiece of its activity. The Young Historian Project seeks to encourage young people...

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  • Young Historian 2014 Winner

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    Spirit of Normandy Trust Award for Primary SchoolsThis year's Spirit of Normandy Trust Young Historian Award for Primary Schools has been awarded to St Stephen's Primary School at Fradley. The Young Historian Awards are organized by the Young Historian Project, whose objective is to encourage and promote high standards of...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2014

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    This initiative has been celebrating the achievements of young historians in primary schools for over twenty-five years. It is largely funded by the Historical Association and the Spirit of Normandy Trust. Its annual awards scheme is the centrepiece of its activity. The Young Historian Project seeks to encourage young people...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2013

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    Young Historian Project in 2013This initiative has been celebrating the achievements of young historians in primary schools for over twenty-five years. It is largely funded by the Historical Association and the Spirit of Normandy Trust. Its annual awards scheme is the centrepiece of its activity. The Young Historian Project seeks...

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