St John Plessington Catholic College

Living History Experience Day

On Tuesday 13th November pupils in years 8-11 took part in a Living History Day. Pupils took part in an interactive presentation in the College Hall about medicine on the Western Front during the First World War.

As this year marks one hundred years since the end of the war it was a wonderful opportunity for pupils to learn about the conditions in the trenches and how soldiers would be treated for wounds on the battlefield. The men who visited our college brought many artefacts with them and pupils were given the opportunity to see and take part in reenactments of treatment during the First World War. The presentation brought the history of the war to life as pupils learnt about the first ever gas masks, guns, bombs and even how to evacuate a soldier from the Western Front. Pupils in years 10 and 11 will sit an exam on medicine on the Western Front at the end of year 11 so the presentation was invaluable to their knowledge and understanding of a war that took place over one hundred years ago. The day was a great success and enjoyed by all taking part.