First World War artefacts bring History to life

Toby Stok, Hands on History, really helped to make History work on Remembrance a very meaningful experience when he visited the Pre-Prep.

His wonderful collection of artefacts, many from the First World War, which the children were able to handle and examine carefully, undoubtedly enriched their understanding of that period of history. They loved finding out about the uniforms the soldiers wore and trying on the helmets and the gas masks! They were fascinated to learn about the animals that were also part of the war effort, for example the cavalry horses, many of whom lost their lives alongside the sol   Cdiers. They also heard how the soldiers put glow worms into jars and used them as ‘Make Shift’ lamps. .

The children enjoyed making their own medals out of clay.


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