Key Stage 3: Discover World War I
The Royal Armouries collection contains arms and armour from over 3,000 years of warfare including those of the two World Wars. History will be brought to life as students examine the realities of the horrors of trench warfare and life as a soldier on the front line during the First World War.
YOUR VISIT WILL INCLUDE BOTH A HANDS ON HISTORY SESSION AND A DISCOVER@ SESSION (BOTH 45 MINS)
Hands on History
Students will discuss what life was like in the trenches and use images from the collection to investigate the reality of war.
An interactive handling session allows students to examine real and replica objects relating to the British Tommy, a German soldier and life on the Home Front.
History will be brought to life as the ‘new recruits’ have a go at First World War army drills, including marching, gas mask and grenade training.
Students will then consider the importance of these drills for discipline and the effective use of weapons in the frontline.
Using images from the collection as evidence the students will be given the hands-on task of identifying uniform and equipment and dressing a First World War British Tommy.
|Numbers:||32 max per session|
|Duration:||45 mins x 2|
|Cost per pupil:||£5|
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