Education

Doncaster 1914-18 delivers education programmes for primary and secondary schools across Doncaster.  These programmes are FREE and will be delivered in your classroom.  Please find below descriptions of the programmes that we offer.  If you can’t see what you are looking for, please get in touch and we can discuss your ideas. To book a free school programme please fill out the request form.

REMEMBRANCE DAY ROADSHOW

What is Remembrance Day and what does it mean?
What was life like for the men and women of Doncaster during the First World War?

With a Remembrance Day Roadshow students will get hands-on with First World War objects to learn more about life in Doncaster 1914-1918.  They will develop an understanding of Remembrance Day and why it is commemorated each year. They will have the opportunity to dress in First World War clothing and uniforms and uncover some of the stories of Doncaster’s men and women.
Suitable for all ages.
Sessions last at least one lesson.

KS1 AND KS2

Do you study the First World War as a class topic?
Are you looking to add some variety to your Maths, Literacy or Art lessons?
Do you want to find out more about what life was like in Doncaster 100 years ago?

Pupils have the chance to find out more the First World War and life in Doncaster 100 years ago with hands-on and interactive activities.  The programmes can fulfil curriculum requirements in History, Mathematics, literacy and Art and Design. Activities include handling real and replica First World War objects, dressing up in wartime costumes, making First World War snacks and a variety of interactive activities.
Sessions last at least 1 hour.

SECONDARY

How can we make connections to war poetry and literature?
What was life like in Doncaster during the War?
What was life at the front like for Doncaster men during the War?

Bring the First World War to your classroom with First World War objects and costumes.  Learn about the realities of the First World War both on the front line and for the men and women who lived in Doncaster 1914-18. This interactive session aims to bring war poetry and literature to life and enable pupils to understand more about the environments the poets and authors were writing about.  This session can be adapted to suit a single or double lesson.

Contact Sam Armstrong, Community and Education Engagement Officer, on [email protected] or 01302 737815 for more information.