Remembrance Day, 11 November

Commemorate Remembrance Day or the Armistice with one of our sessions. Our workshops are a great way to support children's learning about the First World War and Second World War in a way which is engaging, sensitive and age appropriate. 

This year marks a significant anniversary as 1st September 2019 is the 80th Anniversary of the start of the Second World War. 

If you are looking for Large Group activities, please note that the Quest for the First World War is also available as a Large Group workshop. First World War Diaries is a Large Group session.

  • First World War Diaries - Large Group (KS1/KS2)
    • Greater London & Essex

    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.

    "The children were fully engaged throughout the workshop. I was very pleased that it was so active and brought a difficult subject exactly to the right level for my classes. Excellent subject knowledge imparted in an appropriate way."
    Christine Kingsland, Berrywood Primary School, Southampton 

  • Quest for the First World War (KS1/KS2)
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    Also available as a Large Group Session

    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
  • Second World War (KS2)
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West

    Immerse yourself in the blackouts, rationing and evacuations of Home Front Britain as your class imagines what life was like for children during the Second World War.

    Subject areas covered: the life of civilians during the war, safety commands, air raids, evacuation.

    "All the children were engaged and learnt so much about life on the Home Front. They were fully immersed in the sights, sounds and experiences of the Second World War. I would definitely recommend Freshwater."
    Gerda Smit, Weston Green School, Thames Ditton, Surrey

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    Freshwater Theatre Company
    St Margaret's House
    21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL

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