These learning resources are designed for any individual or group who would like to participate in further research and learning activity. Under the various tabs there will be resources which have suggested activities for all ages to discover more about the First World War and to make their own interpretations of the resources in different formats encompassing, but not exclusively, photography, film, art and writing. To assist any schools or youth group which might wish to use this resource there are indications of the subject areas covered and the relevant age for which the activity would be suitable.
We actively encourage anyone who does participate in further activity or are doing a First World War project to share the results of their endeavours on the site. Please see the Schools Gallery page to see work already submitted.
Of particular interest to schools and youth groups there is an educational workshop offer where the Kent in WW1 team will visit to assist young people in a variety of activities. So far, the Kent in WW1 team has visited 26 Schools and has provided workshops and assemblies to over 8,000 pupils. Please see below for some feedback from Schools we have visited:
“Well planned, resourced and very keen teachers.”
“I enjoyed the part when we were making our own newspaper report to me it was really fun. I am really looking forward to the World War 1 online.”
“The children were extremely engaged throughout the sessions and thoroughly enjoyed them. All of the children said that they had learnt a lot about WW1 from participating, and were disappointed when the workshop came to an end! They were asking if they could continue! Thank you from all of the 125 children and staff at Herne Bay Junior School for a thoroughly enjoyable day!”
For more advice, information or general queries please contact [email protected] or see below for the Education Offer:
Please note: The Kent in WW1 project was HLF funded from April to December 2014 the limited free spaces funded by the HLF were booked up by the end of September; subsequently we have visited schools who have supported this activity with their own funds. This aspect of our workshops is ongoing and due to support from the Belgian Tourist office we are able to offer a reduction in the fee to the first 7 schools who confirm a booking for March to July 2015.
The Kent in WW1 education offer to Kent & Medway Schools and Youth Groups for March to July 2015.
During this period schools and youth groups will be able to book Kent in WW1 staff to lead any assembly or workshops listed on the pdf document. Please be aware that these sessions are offered on a first come, first served basis so book early to avoid disappointment.
Please note: All students and youth group members in Coastal Kent undertaking project work will have the opportunity to publish their work on the Kent in WW1 website and help grow interpretations and knowledge of the First World War in Kent.
These are the transcribed postcards which are also found on the town pages. We have transcribed them directly as they have been written, including abbreviations and spelling and grammar errors. With each of the postcards there is some more background information including some useful websites for anyone who wishes to discover more background information about the First World War.
Click on the images below to download ZIP archives containing activity sheets.