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The Great War & World War II workshop for KS1 & KS2.

These fully interactive workshops help pupils to gain an understanding of living during War Time Britain. The pupils will be encouraged, by one of our experienced actors, to participate in acting scenes from history. A range of drama approaches, including role-play and improvisation, will help pupils develop an understanding of some of the challenges faced by people at that time.

  • Duration a morning or afternoon session
  • Designed for inspiring a class at a time
  • Encourages Creative Writing
  • Teacher's Resource Notes

The Great War


Meet Vera a WW I Nurse.


The workshop will start with the pupils meeting  Vera, an Edwardian lady, who became a nurse. She talks about the beginning of the Great War,  describes seeing men being recruited in to the army and how we shouldn’t worry because it is all going to be over by Christmas.


Then the pupils will improvise an acting task about the things Vera has talked about.


Vera worked in France during the Great war and she talks about life as a nurse and asks children to help her with the daily task of folding sheets and bandages etc. whilst describing what she has seen.


The pupils will be encouraged to take part throughout the workshop.

  • Meet Vera a WW I Nurse.
  • This session is packed with information.
  • Meet a soldier
  • Help a Nurse with her duties.
  • Reasons for the Outbreak of War
  • War Poets.

The Second World War


Meet Sid Melly a Soldier.


The Workshop will start with the pupils meeting Sid.  There are lots of different duties to keep him busy in the army.  Find out what his job is, and could you do it? (Would you want to?)
Then the pupils will improvise an acting task about the things Sid has talked about.


Sid has received a Red Cross parcel, he goes through the items, and decides to write a letter back to thank the senders.

The Pupils will be encouraged to take part and imagine what they would send in a Red Cross parcel to a soldier.

  • Fact Packed session
  • Meet a soldier
  • Meet a Billeting officer
  • Evacuation
  • Rationing