Taste The Trench Experience
Balcarras School - 17/11/22
Assisting schools to understand the impacts of WW1: The Forgotten Soldiers of the British Empire and LGBT War Poets
Why did GCN carry out this event?
GCN were asked to provide several War Out Reach in Schools (WORS)» educational project workshops to over 100 pupils at the Balcarras School, Cheltenham, on the impacts the following groups had on WW1:
- Forgotten Empire Soldiers from India, Africa and the Caribbean, e.g., Walter Tull », the first black British Army Officer
- Examples of LGBT people from WW1, e.g., Wilfred Owen » and Siegfried Sassoon » both British Army Officers and Gay (which was, at that time, illegal to be gay)
- Weapons, Munitions, Helmets and Use of Horses
The aim of our event was to:
- To provide the History pupils with a diverse look at the impacts each Impact Group had on WW1
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Balcarras Workshop display - Forgotten Soldiers, Women at War displays and Manikin of WW1 British Solider with Gas Mask
Displays from WORS Resources incl Weapons, Munitions, Helmets (British & German with changes from Cloth Hats to Metal Helmets),
Food provided to British Army.
Slides on Impacts of WW1 - LGBT & Forgotten Empire Soldiers)
Small selection of the WORS project "Jeof North War and Conflict Resource Libary" for schools to borrow
WORS volunteer Philip dressed in WW1 British Army Uniform and talking about the use of Horses in WW1