First World War virtual primary workshop

learn about the key events in WW1 and a soldier's life in the trenches as

we explore a kit bag and all it's contents based on a World War One stretcher bearer

"The WW1 workshop was extremely informative and I particularly loved how interactive it was. The children certainly

learned lots during the session, as did I and the rest of the staff!" Anne-Marie, KS2 teacher, Derbyshire

Our First World War virtual zoom primary workshop is a great opportunity to see what it was like to be a real World War One soldier as we look at the real and replica contents of his kit bag for either general history learning or a remembrance-linked topic theme.

As per all our history workshops the session is structured around a timeline of key WW1 events that are illustrated by the different items in the bag as more and more of a soldier's daily life is revealed.  In addition, there is a personal connection between this pack and Mr B as his grandad was a stretcher bearer in France and Belgium from 1915 to 1918, meaning his knowledge of the topic is even deeper than usual, providing a more insightful and personal experience. 

Items include a genuine Princess Mary tin given to soldiers as a present from 1914 onwards, a full "mess" kit of food and food preparation equipment, a full first aid kit, a wash roll containing everything a soldier needed to keep clean and many more as shown in the picture.

In addition, and as per all our virtual history workshops, it also comes with FREE full access to our 360° rotatable views to got with those extensive lesson plans and activities on a dedicated website (which you get access to on booking this workshop).

We look at all of these items in this workshop as we explore a WW1 soldier's life in the trenches

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