Each year Humanities and Social Science students, during their study of History, complete a historical inquiry based on the theme set for the National History Challenge. Students who complete a high standard inquiry are invited to polish their work as an entry for the NHC. This year 12 students, from Year 7 – 10 entered their work on the theme ‘Contested hiSTORIES’ and 5 were selected as State finalists for WA. The finalists are:
Kesia Kelleher-Bird (Year 7 category) – “Cleopatra – Murder or Suicide?”
Zoe Stockdale (Year 8 category) – “Were the Dark Ages really dark?”
Mim Grice (Year 9, Australia’s Sporting History category) – “AFL – Aboriginal Football League?”
Samuel Cameron (Year 10, Australia’s Sporting History category) – “The 1932-33 Bodyline Series – Unsportsmanlike and dangerous or effective tactical brilliance?”
Charles Merrifield (Year 9, Australia’s Wartime experiences category) – “Breaker Morant – a victim of miscarriage of justice?”
Their work has now been judged at national level and winners will be announced at the WA State Presentation on Saturday November 28th.