Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a fantastic day out at Beamish Museum, where they became frontline soldiers, during WW1. Following an outreach day earlier in the week with historian Bill Elliot, each class took part in a special WW1 workshop, which was very ‘hands on’. First of all the children were enlisted as soldiers and given the ‘King’s Shilling’, they then received their uniform and kit bags.
The children enjoyed participating in some marching and drills and learning some traditional trench warfare songs. The visit to Beamish really gave the children a chance to immerse themselves in the past and feel like real WW1 soldiers.