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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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