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Year 9 First World War Living History Day

Posted on 25th February 2020

Students from Year 9 took part in a memorable ’hands on’ Great War History day led by Richard Brighton (The History Squad). In the morning they were taken on a journey from the horrors of the battlefields of 1914, all of the way to when the guns finally stopped firing. Personal emotive stories and heroes in all shapes and sizes were explored. In small groups, students were then able to view objects to illustrate the daily life for a soldier close up and to follow individual lines of enquiry. For some, this was reading letters from soldiers to loved ones whilst for others it was feeling the weight and blank firing a Lee Enfield rifle. Many thanks to Richard Brighton for an informative and engaging day for our students.