Nov 1 2018

Tamar Class learn About Trench Warfare

Year 5 were privileged to be visited by Lucy Chapman and 6 history leaders from Penryn allege on Wednesday to be taught about trench warfare in WW1.

They discussed the pros and cons of various weaponry used in the trenches, including artillery, soldiers, tanks, mining and gas attacks. After an interesting lesson they worked in troops to plan an attack on enemy trenches using the weapons they had learned about in their lesson. The activity was a chance for children to collaborate, distill their learning and communicate with each about the best way forward to plan a successful attach on enemy trenches. It was such an engaging lesson.

Children also had the opportunity to handle some original WW1 artefacts including helmeets, shells and bayonets.