Students get to grips with the First World War
STUDENTS at Treviglas College learnt about the First World War this week when the National Army Museum (NAM) visited the college.
The workshop has been provided in conjunction with the nationwide tour of the smash-hit show War Horse.
The exercise focused upon experiences of the soldiers who fought and died on the western front, and the horses that worked with them.
The students were able to explore some of the many artefacts brought by the NAM representatives, and listened to stories behind them.
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The students then had to teach each other about the war such as life in the trenches and armaments, choosing artefacts, which ranged from a Vickers machine gun to memorial certificates for the fallen, to support their presentations.
Sophie, a Year 10 student, said: "It has been really interesting, but really shocking to hear about the suffering and the numbers of wounded and killed. It brought it home to see the articles for ourselves."
Sam Colborne, the college's head of performance and communication, said: "We are adamant the centenary of the start of the First World War be marked appropriately so our students understand its significance.
"This is the first of several events we are participating in and organising to mark it. For the students to be able to handle genuine articles was a fantastic opportunity."