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English Heritage, Heritage Schools WWI package

Manchester and World War One: An activity day for schools

New army recruits GB124.DPA/966/6, courtesy of the Greater Manchester County Record Office

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2014 marked the centenary of the beginning of World War I; a hugely significant national and international event, and one which had a profound effect on Manchester.

The museum displayed the changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes: War and the Working Class 1914-1918 from 24 May 2014 to 1 February 2015.  Learning groups can continue to book any of our World War I themed Learning sessions for their school or community group.

Working in collaboration, The English Heritage ‘Heritage Schools Programme’, Archives+, People’s History Museum and Manchester Guided Tours put together two Manchester and World War One Activity Day Programmes for schools.  Activities were suitable for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 students and took place in the centre of Manchester.  The days were available from September 2014 to February 2015.

Activities included:

  • A guided walk looking at key buildings and monuments related to World War I in Manchester and hearing the human stories from this period.
  • Living History workshops in which students met World War I soldiers, and others who did not want to fight.
  • A chance to explore the exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes: War and the Working Class 1914-1918 at People’s History Museum and war documents at Archives+ in Central Library.

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