alevel challenge

A level students of History and Government & Politics enjoyed a golden, autumnal day exploring the exclusive neighbourhoods of Mayfair and St James.  Their challenge was to locate the homes of the men and women who shaped modern Britain.

Following a map and a series of clues, and looking out for blue plaques, small teams of students competed to find the homes of the A list of the 19th century.  Their route took them to the homes of: ten former Prime Ministers, such as Pitt the Younger, Robert Peel, Disraeli and Gladstone; and other notable residents such a Florence Nightingale and Napoleon III of France.

After unauthorised diversions to Macdonalds and Burger King, the groups met again at Trafalgar Square, before visiting the political galleries of The National Portrait Gallery, where they put names to faces.