Cockburn students engage in immersive WWI workshop

Year 10 students at Cockburn John Charles Academy and Year 9 students at Cockburn School and Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy recently participated in interactive World War I workshops organised by Frontline Living History.
The event provided a hands-on educational experience, allowing students to delve into the historical impact of the Great War on soldiers from 1914 to 1918.

The workshops focused on the medical effects of World War I, highlighting the challenging conditions faced by soldiers which links to their GCSE History studies. Students engaged in a variety of activities, including a simulated evacuation, testing the impact of weapons on soldiers, and experiencing the limited rations and uniforms of the time.

These activities aimed to provide a visceral understanding of the hardships endured by those who fought in the war.

All of the students were a credit to themselves and their schools. Their excellent behaviour and enthusiastic engagement throughout the day were truly commendable. The workshops not only enriched their historical knowledge but also fostered a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices made by soldiers during World War I.

The immersive experience left a lasting impression on the students, many of whom expressed a newfound respect for the history and legacy of World War I. The Cockburn Multi-academy Trust looks forward to continuing such educational initiatives that bring history to life for its students.


This post is based on a press release issued by Cockburn School


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