Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum

Pillory Street, Nantwich, CW5 5BQ ~ Tel: 01270 627104

World War One

Working in partnership with The Young Actors, we have created an inspiring, hands-on workshops that will allow children to access history through drama. All workshops use research and artefacts as their basis but are intended to encourage critical thinking and reflection.
This session developed as we investigated the impact that war on the locality for an exhibition.
Opening with a focus on the Belgian refugees who came to Nantwich, we will be encouraging participants to think about what this experience would have been like and some of the emotions that refugees may have felt. This will be then juxtaposed as we turn to look at what life would have been like for locals in particular the reactions to recruitment. We move on to examine some of the consequences of war which provides the opportunity to delve into the role of convalescent homes, of which there were several in the local area. The session will conclude with us thinking about the aftermath of war and remembrance.
Various activities will be included throughout including writing poetry, staging a recruitment drive and adding to an installation.
This session is aimed at children in years 5 and 6. It allows pupils to consider factual information whilst drawing on emotional and moral issues.

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