Combining the dramatic stories of the battle for the skies with the highly personal letters of the day is a great way to explore local identity and build empathy. In these sessions students will take on the role of museum curator; investigating, measuring and recording authentic WWI artefacts from the Museum’s collections. Inspired by the genuine letters, postcards and stories about the lives of three real local characters (a PoW, a VC soldier and a young girl), students will produce their own letters or stories. They will also meet with actors in the roles of real WWI characters and role play with them to explore memories and stories of the War.

Key learning outcome:

Students will learn about an event that is beyond living memory and is significant both nationally and globally. They will look at the challenges that Britain, Europe and the wider world faced and will have the chance to be creative and write their own stories.

Main leaning approaches:

  • Active learning
  • Creative learning
  • Planning a visit:

    Workshop lengths vary, with price varying accordingly.

    Teachers can book up to three sessions to create a whole day at the Museum, or combine led sessions with independent exploration of the exhibitions.

    A room for lunch is provided when booking sessions led by the museum staff.

    For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at Kirkleatham Museum please visit the website and contact a Learning Officer.