29th October-16th November

100 years ago Corporal William Popham of the Royal Marines Light Infantry wrote this in his diary:

Remembrance: Will Popham's diary

Past Participants' Remembrance sessions bring the story of Will Popham, and others like him to your classroom. We do this with an amazing, immersive experience that really brings home the realities of the war for your students.

Discover the stories of Popham and his comrade Will Brown, through them your students will understand why the war was a significant turning point in British History Whose anniversary is commemorated a hundred years later.

What will we do?

Past Participants bring remembrance to your school for the day. We can work with several groups over the day, or we can work intensively with one or two groups. We are happy to deliver an assembly for the whole school if you like.

Remembrance: First World War drill

Activities include:

Take part in 1st World War drill
Dress up as a First World War Soldier
Learn to tie soldier's leg wraps
Handling First World War Objects
Investigating the stories of First World War Soldiers

What skills will we be developing?

  • Chronology
  • Characteristic features of the period/society studied
  • Continuity and change
  • Cause and consequence
  • Similarity and difference
  • Significance of short term/long term
  • Interpretation of the past Historical enquiry (source analysis)
  • Connections between local, national and international history
Remembrance: First World War uniform

We can also provide follow-on tasks to assess their learning

Who are Past Participants?

‘Andy was fantastic, he really catered for the level of the children, would love to have him again.’

Remembrance: Andy Whincup

Andy has over a decade of experience delivering amazing learning in schools so you know you'll get something brilliant.

Andy will bring incredible artefacts, documents and uniforms from the war so you'll get an experience you and your children will never forget.

What do I need to do?

The Only thing you need to do is decide what works best for you.

Call or email now to find what Past Participants can do for your school this remembrance season

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