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FORM 6 EXPERIENCE LIFE IN THE TRENCHES

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Today, Form 6 stepped back in time to the 1900's as they embarked on a trip deep into Cannock Chase, to witness life during the First World War.

Form 6 have previously studied both World War's, so this trip was an ideal opportunity to consolidate their learning on these events in History.

The two groups were shown around by two eccentric, knowledgeable and very friendly women who transported them back to a time of Trench Foot, rationing and rats. They learnt how to wear an authentic 1910's uniform, walk around a trench (with realistic sound-effects that made more than one child jump!) and experienced the journey of a lieutenant who fought in the Somme.

My form displayed exemplary behaviour and were complimented by more than one member of staff and visitor on their genuine enthusiasm, sensible attitude and respect for those who died in the wars. Sam Archer in particular was heavily praised by Mrs H, our guide, who said she had never seen a child so emphatic and engrossed in the learning.

It was an eye-opening day, and all children were given a unique glimpse into what was meant by going "over-the-top".

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