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The Trenches are much closer than you think!

Let Anglia take your students to the front line without taking them abroad. This fully-guided tour, delivered in conjunction with our friends at Khaki Devil and the Great War Huts, has been designed specifically to enable your students to develop a deeper understanding of the events, experience and legacy of the First World War.

The tour includes:

  • A visit to restored, original First World War buildings - the ideal environment to learn about the period and with plenty of opportunities to try on the kit and handle the weapons
  • A chance to explore a large, reconstructed trench system, originally built for film and television work, and used by productions as varied as the film adaptations of 'Journey’s End' and 'Private Peaceful'
  • A guided tour of a local cemetery which contains a number of Commonwealth War Graves Commission burials from the First World War

The tour can cover themes including:

  • Recruitment and training of the British Army
  • How did uniforms and equipment develop during the war?
  • Trench construction and trench warfare
  • What was life really like for a soldier in the First World War?
  • Illness, injuries and treatment on the Western Front
  • The changing nature of warfare
  • The impact & legacy of the First World War

For those schools teaching courses on treatment and care of the wounded on the Western Front, the treatment and care of the wounded British Sector of the Western Front 1914-1918.

Meeting exam board specifications. Our tour content is mapped against the major examination board specifications for KS3 to KS5 students.

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Tour Details

Curricular Links

Curricular Links

National Curriculum

  • KS3 The First World War and Peace Settlement

GCSE

  • AQA Wider world depth study: Conflict and tension: The First World War, 1894-1918
  • Pearson Edexcel:Thematic Study:
    • Warfare and British Society, c1250-present
    • IGCSE: Historical investigation: The origins and course of the First World War, 1905-1918

Key Themes

Key Themes

  • Kitchener’s Army and the Pals Battalions
  • The nature of trench warfare
  • Life in the trenches
  • The role of women
  • The uniform, equipment and weapons of a British Tommy
  • The role of the Commonwealth and former Empire
  • The ethos of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • The treatment of casualties, medical advances

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Great War Huts
  • Trench Farm
  • Ipswich Old Cemetery 

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided 
  • Dedicated admin support throughout
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use

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Farlington School

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