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Military historian Andy Robertshaw and his team
have created a replica WWI trench system at the
Centre for Experimental Archaeology (CEMA) in
Kent. It comes complete with dugouts, machine-gun
positions, latrines and first-aid post.
EXPERIENCE LIFE IN A FIRST WORLD WAR TRENCH
A trip to
Now open for both junior and secondary
school visits, the half-day experience will give
your students a real understanding of daily
trench life for the British Tommy. If travelling
to France and/or Belgium is just too difficult
right now, then look no further…….
Escorted by experienced guides, some in
uniform, students can undertake a tour which
includes a look inside a dugout, a walk through
the trench itself, a demonstration of kit and
equipment (including genuine artefacts) and
an explanation of rations and how soldiers
managed to cook. How did they survive trench
conditions? It’s a great way for students to
experience the damp and the claustrophobia
of trench life.
If your students are studying the GCSE
Medicine Through Time module, the team will
demonstrate the evacuation route taken by
wounded soldiers from trench to the Casualty
Clearing Station and home to ‘Blighty’,
explaining along the way the Royal Army
Medical Corps’ pioneering role in the
development of what we know today as trauma
care. Exploring the medical revolution of the
Great War, students will handle some weird
and wonderful medical instruments from the
period, enhancing the immersive experience.
As well as the trench tour, teachers can choose
from detailed presentations.