WW1 Battlefield Medicine Workshop

Y11 students were carried away with enthusiasm as they enjoyed being strapped to WW1 stretchers during the History Workshop. The World War One Battlefield Medicine workshop was designed to support teaching and learning of the ‘Medicine Through Time’ historic environment study.  Through an experiential learning format, students looked at the British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches. The sessions was led by two experienced war historians and the dynamic duo are supported by hundreds of authentic artefacts, hands-on and role play activities and carefully-chosen period images and film based entirely upon the actual experiences of those who served Britain during the Great War. One animated student said, “I was fascinated from start to finish; it felt as if we were on the Western Front because we gained such an insight into the soldier’s experience of war and field medicine.”

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