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WWI Workshop

Our Grade 10 history students joined one of the UK’s most exciting military historians, Andy Robertshaw at Ruthven Park National Historic Site to hear what life was like on the frontline of history.

Andy provided a unique, interactive illustration of military life and the students had the opportunity to supplement their history learning by hearing about life during the Great War from this world-renowned expert on the First World War, and on trench warfare and medicine in the trenches.

The students also participated in a number of hands-on demonstrations of weapons of WW1, medical procedures and signaling and communications.

The students were fascinated to hear about Andy’s work as the lead historical consultant for Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of War Horse and historical advisor on the 2017 film Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.