Young Historian Awards

The Young Historian Project has been celebrating the achievements of young historians in primary schools for over 25 years. It is largely funded by the Historical Association and the Spirit of Normandy Trust. The annual Young Historian Awards scheme is the centrepiece of its activity. The Young Historian Project seeks to encourage young people to be active historians and to encourage their teachers in this great endeavour.

"Thank you for the opportunity your prizes offer for our young historians to get researching. It is proving a superb way for them to build up their historical interests as they work towards the Sixth Form, their university applications and far beyond." Dr Damian Kerney (Head of History – Lancing College) Read more

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  • Young Historian Awards 2020 – Secondary prizes

    13th November 2019

    Keep focused during the Covid-19 situation.  Researching, writing and presenting ideas about a historical theme or period is one of the best parts about studying history. We want young school and college aged students to get the bug for writing about history in an incisive, interesting and critical way. That...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2019 – Winners

    16th September 2019

    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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  • 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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  • 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 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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