Free School Sessions: World War One
We are delighted to announce that we are able to offer free school sessions for KS2 and KS3 as part of our HLF supported project, A Flawed Peace.
Bradford Schools can choose from the following sessions;
Poppies, Remembrance and War Horses Suitable for KS2 | 2 hours in your school
The workshop explores the theme of remembrance, the significance of the red, white and purple poppies and explores the familiar story of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse and the real life story of Bradford’s very own warhorse ‘Spare Parts’. It also covers the history of the First World War. It involves a discussion surrounding what remembrance is, ways to remember, and why we remember, followed by a poppy making session. It highlights themes such as choice and friendship and encourages children to discuss and express what is important to them, through a symbol designing activity.
Words of War: Voices of the Poets of WWI | 2 hours at the museum
Pupils will discover the history of the First World War before being introduced to three famous war poets, John McCrae, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. They will analyse some of their poetry, before being inspired by real objects from the war that are part of The Peace Museum collection and the voices of the soldiers of the war, to write their own poetry. This workshop supports the English and History curriculum and encourages creative writing.
The Treaty of Versailles- Reparation, Restitution, Restoration Suitable for KS3| 3 hour half-day workshop at the museum
How is conflict most effectively resolved?
Rooted in the centenary of the end of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles, pupils use a range of historical sources to evaluate the effectiveness of the Treaty of Versailles. Through their application of historical concepts of motive and cause and consequence, pupils will then make connections and draw contrasts with contemporary conflict in order to create their own solutions to conflict within schools and local communities.
To discuss booking a session, please contact our Learning and Engagement Officer, Shannen Johnson by email, [email protected]
Terms and Conditions:
-Schools booking must be from Bradford, under Bradford Local Authority.
-Bookings can take place throughout the academic year 18-19.
-New Bookings only – current bookings cannot be cancelled and a free session booked instead.
-First come first served.
-Maximum class size 35 pupils.
-The session cost is free, however for the sessions at the museum, schools must arrange and pay for their own transport to the museum.