Last week Year 7 travelled to the National Army Museum in Chelsea as part of their WW1 studies, and in support of their reading of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Private Peaceful’. This was a unique opportunity to explore the rich history of the British Army, providing insights into various aspects of military life and its impact on the nation. The exhibits covered a wide range of historical periods, showcasing artefacts, interactive displays, and engaging presentations.
As part of the visit, students took part in an interactive seminar on trench medicine and injuries delivered by museum experts, in which they had the chance to review case studies of real-life injuries and their treatment, and to try out a range of WW1 clothing and kit.
A highlight for many was the chance to visit the gift shop; apologies in advance if your son arrives home wearing military fatigues and emitting piercing shrieks on a WW1 trench whistle!
Our ‘Perspectives of War’ module continues in English after the half-term break, so do consult the reading list or ask your son’s teacher if you’d like any book recommendations linked to WW1 or our topic. A good place to start is with Michael Morpurgo’s other WW1 literature, such as ‘Warhorse’.
Mr Gould – Head of English