Makers of History
World War One Workshop

World War One Workshop

From September 2019, Makers of History will no longer be offering the WW1 Centenary workshop. We would like to thank all the teachers and children who helped to make it such a success since its launch in October 2014, and wish you all the best for your future History Topics.

Makers of History present a World War One Centenary Workshop to help your school mark this unique historical event in a very special way!

Your children will discover why the Great War started and how it changed the lives of everyone living in Britain 100 years ago.

A WW1 nurse and ‘Tommy’ soldier will spend the day with your class and help them learn all about life during the war years, at home and on the Western Front.

Makers of History living history workshops use role-play, artifacts, hands-on activities, drama, songs and games to bring the past to life in an exciting, memorable way that involves every child in the class.

“Fantastic day, thank you. The artefacts, historical analysis, games, drama and craft covered a lot of skills.”
Buglawton P.S., Congleton, WWI workshop


Our WW1 centenary workshop offers a colourful, fast paced full day of content, including the following sessions

Why is the World at War?

  • A Day in the Trenches
  • Life on the Home Front
  • Trench Treatments
  • Animal Heroes
  • Soldier Slang Game
  • Mystery WW1 Artefacts
  • Craft Activity
  • ‘Tommy Goes to France’ (play performed by children)

This workshop is suitable for KS2 children. We can work with one class or two class in parallel on the same day.

We can tailor the day(s) to accommodate the whole of KS2 (as some schools have requested) and can also offer a KS1 workshop adapting our ‘Animal Heroes’ session involving puppets and storytelling. Please contact us to discuss options.

All content is age-appropriate. No replica weapons are used.

Makers of History are well known across the North West and Yorkshire for our history education work at schools and museums. We are qualified historians, with Enhanced CRBs and Public Liability Insurance.

What teachers say about Makers of History workshops:

“It’s incredible how much they learned in one day”
Queen Victoria Primary School

“The children were engaged and enjoying every minute of the day”
Cavendish Primary School

“The day really brought the topic to life was a brilliant day”
Aughton Town Green Primary School