A-Level History Students Enjoy Belfast Home Rule Tour

A-Level History students recently visited Belfast where they undertook a Home Rule walking tour relevant to their current Year 14 unit of study. During the guided tour, students visited some of the key locations linked to the unionist resistance campaign against Home Rule. They visited Belfast City Hall where they viewed the actual table leaders of Unionism signed the Ulster Covenant in 1912 and St Anne’s Cathedral – the scene of the state funeral and resting place of unionist leader, Sir Edward Carson. Students also undertook a guided tour of Craigavon House (home of Northern Ireland’s first Prime Minister, James Craig) and Parliament Buildings, Stormont. This was an excellent day that had significant educational benefits and value for our Year 14 Historians.