Schools march back in time

Children from across east Dorset are marching back in time as their schools bring history to life. The Heath Academy Trust has teamed up with Bournemouth-based Treehouse Theatre Company to hold a History Month throughout March so pupils from its six schools can experience life from yesterday. From prehistoric times to the 16th century shenanigans of the Tudor Kings and … Read More

How British Girl Guides made a Charlie out of Hitler

An astonishing diary of a Girl Guide who went on a youth hostelling trip to Germany in 1936 and met Hitler has emerged for sale. The 100 typed pages read like an Enid Blyton children’s adventure book, but with a chilling undercurrent. She described the Teutonic madman as looking like Charlie Chaplin, but said he was wonderful with the children … Read More