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 Staffordshire Regiment Museum, has been 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 the site of a former Great War training camp
  • A guided tour of both Commonwealth and German Military cemeteries
  • A chance to explore a large, reconstructed, trench system, and the Staffordshire Regiment Museum
  • The opportunity for the group to see period equipment and weaponry.
  • A tour of the National Memorial Arboretum

If you are teaching a module which focuses on the treatment and care of the wounded on the Western Front, we can offer a bespoke programme specifically designed to support this course.

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 the Peace Settlement

National Curriculum

  • KS3 The First World War and the 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
  • 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

IGCSE

  • 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
  • German cemetery ethos: the role of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgrӓberfürsorge (VDK)
  • young soldiers
  • Military discipline in the Great War: Courts Martial; punishment and executions
  • The treatment of casualties, medical advances

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Cannock Chase
  • Staffordshire Regiment Museum
  • National Memorial Arboretum

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
  • An education resource booklet for all participants
  • Our covid-19 promise to you

Just wanted to say a huge thank - we had the best time! Really brilliant trip, great guides, we are so happy! We have had such a positive trip especially with it being our first trip post Covid so thank you so much and please do pass this feedback on to all involved.

- Wallingford School