As the grand finale to our WW1 topic, this morning we re-enacted the trenches on the junior playground!
The children carefully planned what to do and the equipment we would need. We used tables for trenches and upturned chairs for barbed wire. We made dummy heads and bayonets using cardboard tubes and boxes. Everyone had their own kit bag. Both trenches had a dressing station too.
When the commanding officer shouted ‘Stand to’ and blew the whistle, the soldiers went ‘over the top’ and into No-Man’s-Land.
Everyone enjoyed the experience. I have to say that the soldiers were not very attentive towards the injured though!