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WENDOVER CHILDREN IN WORLD WAR EXPERIENCE

In accordance with RAF Halton’s commitment to engage with local schools the Trenchard Museum has hosted a visit from the Wendover Junior School.
Volunteers hosted the 46 children, assisting their understanding of the history of WW1 by showing them artefacts from the war, explaining their use and enabling them to handle, and where appropriate, use the items concerned.

Pupils from Wendover Junior School
Image by: RAF Halton Photographic Section


The children were split into groups and circulated through the exercises. The aim of the visit was also to show the young people some of the tasks and the way of life that children of their age would have endured back then.

 

Pupils from Wendover Junior School
Image by: RAF Halton Photographic Section


First experience of the day was an introduction to WW1 trench warfare followed  by getting to know and handle the weapons from the era. Parcel wrapping, first aid bandaging and food to taste including bully beef and apple sauce opened their eyes to the food they may have had, and finishing with toy soldiers to handle.

The images show the children taking part in each activity and engrossed in the learning.
 

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