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Imperial War Museum

September 25th, 2015

A small group discover how cramped bunkers in the trenches could be

Towards the end of September, a Year 8 group of English pupils visited the Imperial War Museum.

During the first term, the Year 8 group will be reading and analysing Private Peaceful in their English lessons. The novel, written by Michael Morpungo who had recent success with stage and screen adaptations of his novel War Horse, is set in the trenches of the First World War. Alongside this novel, they will be comparing and contrasting a variety of war poetry.

The visit to the Imperial War Museum helped contextualise the First World War by allowing the boys to see life-sized tanks and planes used in the conflict, as well as the layout of the French battlefields and a thorough understanding of the experiences of soldiers in the trenches.

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