Millfield Prep pupils have taken part in WWl week with a series of special classes and activities including creating a trench to gain an insight into what the conditions were like at that time.
They also designed a permanent memorial, made clay poppies, experienced rations of food during lunch time and had a guest Historian come to visit.
Millfield Prep pupils have been learning different aspects of WWl by looking back into the past and gaining an insight into life at that time to commemorate the 100th anniversary. The First World War started in 1914 and lasted for four years until 1918.
Millfield Prep Pupil, Stasha Clark, says, “I have found WWl week so interesting. My favourite bit was getting to dress up as people from the war and I got to see what a trench would have been like.”
Head of Humanities, Andrew Sweet, says “It is really important for our pupils to learn about the history of the First World War in this centenary year. It has been a great opportunity for our entire community, staff and pupils to be a part of the First World War week, to discover what life was like and to do so in a meaningful and respectful way. We have planned an immersive and truly cross curricular week of assemblies, bespoke sessions, themed lessons, and unique experiences to commemorate as an important milestone.”