World War 1 Education

The entire grade 10 class attended a World War 1 Education Day at Ruthven Park.

Visiting from the UK was Andy Robertshaw, historian, broadcaster, and educator. Andy Robertshaw is a world-renowned military historian whose work has led him to many experiences in film and television including War Horse (2011) and 1917 (2019). He was an engaging speaker for students and discussed life in the trenches and its impact on soldiers.

From Andy Robertshaw and other historians at Ruthven Park, we were able to see and hold some historical artifacts (real and replicas) from The Great War. These included shrapnel, artillery shells, weapons, gas masks, uniforms, mess kits, and first aid supplies.