Waterloo 200 launches a unique

cross-curricular national schools’ competition:


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Waterloo 200, in partnership with Hungry for History, is seeking to challenge schoolchildren from across the UK to determine their 100 defining moments in history of the last 200 years from 1815-2015.

AGE GROUPS: 7-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18
TIMINGS: Competition Opens FRI 20TH MARCH 2015 / Competition Closes WED 8TH JULY 2015

This is a special opportunity for the younger generation to express their ideas nationally and to leave their own legacy for future generations during these commemorations. TIMELINE 200 is looking to appeal to teachers and pupils across the curriculum. Individuals, teams or schools can enter as many ‘moments’ as they wish. The winning ‘moments’ will be announced during the Michaelmas Term in 2015 and entered into a national Hall of Fame. Each ‘moment’ will also be produced as a certificate, signed by the judges and presented to each winning school.

A distinguished and famed judging panel will decide on the winning ‘100 Defining Moments’ with 20 ‘defining moments’ chosen from all of the five categories with equal representation from each age group.

Dan SnowDan Snow, Historian, Writer and Presenter and a Timeline 200 judge said, "I'd like to see our history through the eyes of a child and to hear their views on our defining moments. Children tend to have no preconceived ideas. They are very perceptive and can make some amazing observations without sugar coating because they have no reason to.

Mike Diaper OBE, Executive Director, Community Sport, Sport England said, “This competition makes it possible to show how the study of sport can highlight past and present role models and encourage the younger generation of today to find a sporting hero the love and want to aspire to.”

The judging panel also includes Sir Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College, contemporary historian, commentator and political author; Dr Sabine Clark, President of the British Science Association’s History of Science Section; Professor Ian Swingland OBE PhD DSc, Founder of The Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology; Alex Hirtzel, multi-disciplined artist & art historian and Christina Nash of Radiator Arts.

Sir Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College said, “I have championed many causes during my career and I am delighted, in my final year as Master of Wellington College, to be a judge of this groundbreaking national schools competition. I have always encouraged young people to make their own choices and Timeline 200 allows them to do exactly that.”

For more information on how to enter the competition please visit www.timeline200.com or contact

Victoria Nielson, Hungry for History
Email: info@hungryforhistory.info

Please find attached Flyer.

Hungry for HistoryHungry for History
Hungry for History is a national schools commemorative campaign designed to instil a love of history in children & to encourage the sharing of ideas and the forging of stronger links between schools. The campaign takes its inspiration from the major anniversaries of the First World War, World War II and the Battle of Waterloo amongst others. With the emphasis on commemoration and reflection at this unique time, it aims to bring history alive, inspire the young generation of today to leave their own legacy and encourage a renewed appetite for the subject. Hungry for History is a supporting partner of Waterloo 200 and Educational Advisor for the New Waterloo Dispatch.

Waterloo 200
Waterloo 200 is an umbrella organisation approved and supported by Government to oversee the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Granted charitable status in 2009 it is planning and co-coordinating the main events and pursuing an educational programme that is also seeking to create a living legacy.

The New Waterloo Dispatch is a ceremonial interpretation of the news of Waterloo reaching various European cities. It comprises a new Dispatch for 2015, to be presented to senior members of the Royal Family, European VIPs and other public dignitaries during many ceremonies involving a horse-drawn post chaise along the routes used by the official messengers to deliver the historic dispatches from the Waterloo battlefield to Brussels, London and Berlin.  Significant occasions are being organised in Belgium, Germany and UK including services at St Paul’s and Canterbury Cathedrals. Other events, in London and Kent, to commemorate this historic occasion, are currently being planned and will be announced shortly.  

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