WW1 Workshop

Posted: 28th March 2022

Pupils broadened their understanding of the First World War at a superb workshop run by staff at the museum. The pupils were lucky enough to be able to engage in a hands-on experience, investigating real individuals’ roles in the war effort – both on the front and back in England. They were tasked with reading documents and handling objects that related to the individuals and trying to ascertain from those what each person’s job was, and who or what they treated.  It was a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to draw on their existing knowledge and understanding of the realities of trench warfare, and to learn how wounds and illnesses were treated. The pupils worked very proactively and demonstrated confidence and resilience in their presentations to each other, sharing what they had found out and talking through the significance of some of the objects they had handled – from winding putties to a deactivated grenade. The session consolidated our pupils’ understanding of the mental and physical challenges of warfare and enlightened them as to the role of warfare in the development of medical treatments, technology and discovery.

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The Hampshire School Chelsea

15 Manresa Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6NB

Francis Holland Preparatory School opening in September 2024 on the site of The Hampshire School, Chelsea
On 29th November 2023 Francis Holland Schools Trust acquired The Hampshire School, Chelsea and will be governing the school for the remainder of the 2023-24 academic year.
From September 2024, Francis Holland’s Junior School, at Sloane Square, will relocate to the site of The Hampshire School and open Francis Holland Preparatory School for girls aged 4-11.
To enquire about admissions to Francis Holland Preparatory School please visit Francis Holland Prep Admissions
 To find out more about Francis Holland Prep, please visit the Francis Holland School, Sloane Square website
Updated January 2024