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Royal Armouries Museum

Trench warfare

COVID-Safe Workshop
First World War
£5 per pupil

This on-site workshop has been altered to become as COVID-safe as possible for your pupils, staff and Royal Armouries staff. However, this does not mean all the fun and engagement has disappeared!

Please contact the Education Team to see what control measures we have put in place and discuss any questions you may have. 

Moved by the powerful legacy of the War To End All Wars, your students will discover how the kit, equipment and weaponry of the First World War soldier created and was influenced by industrial-scale siege warfare.

See our Trench Warfare Learning Resources for free videos, images and audio files to use with your pupils to enhance their learning.

Workshop content

Students will explore what it was like to treat the wounded during one of the most intense conflicts in modern history.

Students will re-live the experience of local recruits as they are put through their paces by the fearsome Corporal Gibbs in an interactive, hands-on military drill session.

Finish the day with a bang via a live gun fire demonstration over the Leeds canal – subject to staff availability; please enquire upon booking.

Curriculum links

History (Challenges to Britain from 1901, First World War, Historical Enquiry)

Gallery links

War (First World War/ Bullets, Blades and Battle Bowlers)

Duration

90 minutes

Contact

Please contact us to make a booking or if you have any questions.

Email address


educate.leeds@armouries.org.uk

Postal address


Education Team
Royal Armouries Museum
Leeds
LS10 1LT
United Kingdom


Learning packs and resources

RAM-Teachers-Pack-2020-21-COVID-SAFE- (pdf, 330 KB)


Contact our communications team if you require documents in an alternative format.