School Activities

All Participating Schools receive:

An artefacts handling workshop delivered by the National Army Museum;

A costumed interpreter session: Visit from a First World War Indian Soldier delivered by the National Army Museum;

Puppet making workshops delivered by the Little Angel Theatre, for students to build their own force of Trench Brothers: each student makes a puppet in historical uniform who embodies their soldier’s spirit, thus mirroring the scale of contributions made;

A research tool kit: schools are given specific soldiers to research whose stories the students characterise by writing “letters home” from the Trenches;

 

A composition workshop led by range of composers working in different genres to set the students’ letters to music;

The specially commissioned performance piece is performed in schools by an artistic team of singers, Music Director, Director and puppeteers together with all the participating students who will incorporate the letter song they have composed, and form the chorus of troops with their Trench Brother puppets.

Trench Brothers Education Zone: a designated site offering historical information about the First World War with an emphasis on the themes of the project as well as 90 lesson plans and activities linking the themes and context of the project to each curricular subject.

 

“It exceeded expectations – the work produced over the project was of a fantastic quality.”

Teachers, Colvestone Primary School

 

“Overall a very worthwhile and enhancing experience for the pupils at NRHS.”

Teacher, New Rush Hall School

How much does it cost?

Thanks to funding support, the subsidised costs for schools are:

£1,250 for 2 classes

£1,700 for 3 classes

£2,400 for 4 classes

 

 

This includes all of the activities detailed above, and a Trench Brothers t-shirt for every participating child.

 

If you think your school might not be able to meet these costs, then please contact us.

 

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For more information or if you are interested in participating in Trench Brothers, fill in the application form (accessed above), email info@hmdt.org.uk or call 020 8882 8825