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Form & Content of the Schools’ Workshops

The students attending each workshop were divided into three groups, each comprising between 15 and 20 children.

Each workshop was split between three activity sessions.

Each activity session was intended to extend for a period of 40 minutes, including a short discussion at the conclusion.

Two of the sessions were delivered by costumed interpreters with a full handling collection including uniform, webbing, inert ordnance, de-activated firearms, blunted edged weapons, maps and contemporary letters.  These sessions were essentially hands-on with with discussion and interaction throughout and opportunities for the students to look at and handle the artefacts.

The third session involved the students reading extracts from contemporary letters and producing a short piece of creative writing based on the content.

Each school class attending the workshops was given a pack containing information and resources to enable further research and study, together with some suggested follow-up activities that could be carried out in school.