Minecraft Competition – THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED
Please click here to see the attached Minecraft competition leaflet.
The objective is to design Shakespeare’s house ‘New Place’ which stood in Stratford Upon Avon” where he lived for the last 19 years of his life. The closing date is 31st August 2015.
Battle of Waterloo
“It has been a damned nice thing — the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.” ~The Duke of Wellington
Today (18th June) marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and to commemorate this historical event five of our year eight historians (Ben L, Jessica C, Mia G, Maddy F and Lewis W) have been working hard on the Waterloo200 project.
As part of this project the participating schools and students had to research a local solider and upload the details of their research onto a live ebook. All 200 hundred schools met this deadline and the ebook is now live and can be viewed here http://ebook.waterloo200.org
The soldier allocated to us was Captain William Fredrick Hadden. Here is some information about him;
Captain William Fredrick Hadden was born in 1789. His dad’s name was James Hadden, his mother’s name was Harriet Hadden and he had a brother called James Hadden.
Captain William Fredrick Hadden was part of the Battle of Waterloo. The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday 18th June 1815 near Waterloo in present day Belgium. The battle was between the French army with the leader Napoleon vs the Anglo-allied army with the leader the Duke of Wellington, combined with the Prussian army leaded by Gebhard von Blϋcher. The French Napoleonic army was defeated by their opponents.
William earned quite a reputation for himself but had his Army career cut short by his own foolishness. Captain Hadden was stationed at Brighton. One day he went up to London and asked Queen Adelaide to come to a dance with him without having had an introduction; for this he was dismissed from the Army:
He then came to live in Harpenden in Hertfordshire. He let the Lodge and lived in the gardener’s cottage, which is in the grounds; he lived solely by himself. Legends say that he used to stroll about the grounds naked with a sword belt around his waist. One day he sent for a Mr. Gardiner, (a jobbing gardener) and made him enter the cottage and sit down. Hadden then told him that if he moved he would shoot him with a gun he was holding.
Another day he went to stay with the Dean of Liverpool (Dr. Bourne) who was a friend of his. While there he came down one morning and said to his host ‘I am very sorry but I have had a visitation during the night and I must shoot you.’
Hadden sadly ended his days as a raving madman in a lunatic asylum. He died 1821 aged 32.