World war one workshop for primary schools.
This educational, exciting and moving workshop provides a depth of understanding of the Great War in an impactful, but sensitive and age-appropriate manner.
Supported by WW1 artefacts and information boards, this workshop will covers topics such as:
- How did World War I start?
- “It’ll be over by Christmas”
- The involvement of the British Empire
- A war of propaganda
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- Life in the trenches
- Maximum fire power and the dawn of new technology
- “The darkest hour before the dawn…”
- Germany’s eventual surrender.
Towards the end, there will be a minute’s silence to acknowledge and pay tribute to the events and loss of life during the Great War, and the workshop will finish with bayonet practice.
Presented by Mike Everest, a member of the 10th Essex Battalion. Mike has regularly taken part WW1 re-enactments around Britain and in Europe, and is well-known for his amazing story telling ability, leaving students breathless with excitement.
The workshop is 1h 15 mins per class (minimum 2 classes, maximum 4 classes) and will require use of the school hall.