Learning about World War One

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To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Lealands High School hosted an enriched curriculum day for their Year 8 students.

Students carried out variety of cross curricular activities including tasting sessions on the First World War trench and rationed food. A soldier drill training assault course, led by Harlequin History. Handling of First World War artefacts bringing history to life, led by Lest we Forget. The impact of the war on Luton, led by Luton Museums. Bringing the First World War to life through creative writing and finally the comparison of First World War uniforms to modern day soldier uniforms.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the day which helped bring to life the reality of the First World War and life in the trenches.