First World War

Take your children back in time to explore a significant turning point in British history. We have two different sessions to explore World War One (WW1). Read more about them below.

Curriculum Link

  • Events beyond living memory that are significant globally

Important Events Link

This workshop is perfect to support year-round learning as well as the following important events in your year planner:
  • Remembrance Day (Monday 11th November 2020)



Quest for First World War

Subject: History
Age Group: 5-11 Year Olds (KS1 & KS2)
Available in London, North West, South West, and West Midlands

Transport your children back to the time of the Great War. They will explore life in the trenches, participate in the Christmas Day truce, and celebrate the Armistice 1918.

Subject areas covered: army recruitment; life in the trenches; Christmas Day truce; life on the homefront, particularly for women; war poetry; armistice; poppies.


"Would definitely recommend this to anyone studying WW1. This really consolidated the learning that we have been doing in class."

Helen Horner, Gatton Primary School, Tooting



First World War Diaries

Subject: History
Age Group: 5-11 Year Olds (KS1 & KS2)
Available in London
Based on the real-life diaries of a WW1 veteran, go on an unforgettable journey from signing up to the army, military training at Battalion Headquarters in Maidstone before embarking upon the arduous crossing to the front line in France.
"This was a unique presentation of a little-known area of history for many of the children. The session was clever and engaging - it was an excellent idea to carry forward the knowledge of the Great Grandfather's diary."

Steve Kennedy, New City Primary School, Plaistow


Related Workshops

Use the menu on the top left or explore related workshops below.

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    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West

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  • Inspiring Women
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    History KS1 & KS2. Inspire pupils with the lives and legacies of significant women in history such as Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks and Edith Cavell. Read more.

    Also available as Large Group Drama

  • Quest for Windrush
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    History KS1 & KS2. Recreate the journey from Jamaica to England, from packing your suitcase and saying goodbye to loved ones whilst exploring what awaited migrants when they arrived. Read more.

    Also available as Large Group Drama

Important Information

Type: Drama workshop
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£123 + VAT per session
Number of children: up to 30 - extra children are negotiable
Type: Large group drama
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£195 + VAT per session
Number of children: 120 - extra children are negotiable
All Freshwater drama facilitators are DBS checked
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