Ahead Of The Curve
Independent School Parent|Spring 2017

St Michael’s Prep School, Sevenoaks, Kent

Always on the lookout for new teaching techniques, Deputy Head, Mary Bridges, explains her high hopes for the school’s Curiosity Club

Mary Bridges

A little more than a year ago, St Michael’s was introduced to the Curiosity Club – a conceptual development by world history author, Christopher Lloyd and his colleague, John Gordon-Reid, with whom we have worked, enjoying their sweeping narratives and visual timelines.

The duo have created a concept of connected learning and enabling navigation through knowledge in a similar style to a tube map. It allows pupils to hop from subject to subject using “wallbooks”, illustrative timelines that provide a broader view of world history and visually connect past and present. The timeline titles cover the entire curriculum, from history to sport, and the series has been developed with institutions such as the National Trust and the Science Museum.

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