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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 the Centre for Experimental Military Archaeology, 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 chance to explore a highly accurate reconstructed trench system
  • 30 minute guide-led educational sessions, using a wide selection of period kit and equipment, covering:
    • The treatment of battlefield wounds, injuries and illnesses during the First World War
    • The development of kit, equipment and weaponry issued to the British soldier during the First World War
    • Food & Drink - What was the diet of the British soldier during the First World War?
    • Recruitment
  • A guided visit to Shorncliffe Military Cemetery
  • A guided tour of Folkestone exploring the impact of the First World War on the town

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

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'The one day World War 1 battlefields trip to Kent was a fantastic way to distil the experience of two tours to Ypres and the Somme into a school day. The memorial service at the end of the day gave the trip even greater resonance' St Columba's College

Tour Details

Curricular Links

Curricular Links

National Curriculum

  • KS3 The First World War and the Peace Settlement


  • 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
  • OCR:
    • Thematic study: War and British Society c.790 to c.2010
    • British Study: Britain in Peace and War, 1900–1918
  • SQA National 5:Historical Study: The Era of the Great War, 1900–1928


  • Cambridge Assessment International Education IGCSE: Depth Study: The First World War, 1914-18

A Level

  • Pearson Edexcel: Themes in breadth: The British experience of warfare, c1790–1918
  • OCR:
    • Thematic Study: The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792–1945
    • Non-British Period Study: International Relations 1890–1941 

Key Themes

Key Themes

  • 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

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Centre for Experimental Military Archaeology
  • Shorncliffe Military Cemetery 
  • Folkestone

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Dedicated admin support throughout
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit
  • Our covid-19 promise to you

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