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World War 1 Medicine History Workshop 

Year 11 Historians experienced a unique and interactive learning experience on Tuesday 23rd January.

Frontline Living History’s two experienced historical interpreters – David Alton and Richard Townsley – delivered a two-hour session to all year 11s studying history, designed to support teaching and learning of the Edexcel ‘Medicine Through Time’ historic environment study: The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches. This topic equates to 10% of the students’ final grade and the sessions provided an excellent revision opportunity for them.

Students were enamoured getting up close to many authentic WWI trench artefacts and experiencing learning in a completely different way; hands-on and role-play activities allowing them to think differently about how medicine was used and experienced in the trenches. Many stated how much they enjoyed the day and how this experience cemented their previous learning.


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