1 January—21 December 2018

World War One School Assembly

Millions of people around the world were affected by World War One. During this school assembly, however, the emphasis is on the huge impact it made on ordinary peoples’ lives in Bristol.

Hear stories about Bristolians whose lives were changed forever, each of which carries a message about the resilience of the human spirit. Discover tales of determination and friendship, and reflect on the legacy of the ‘Great War’. This assembly will enrich an in-school topic, or can be used on its own to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

The children will: World War One. Not at Home sign.

  • Hear stories from people in Bristol: female workers, Belgian refugees and a soldier
  • Consider the positive messages in each story
  • Dress in replica costume to represent people of the period
  • See real and replica artefacts related to each person or group, including medals and suffragette rosettes
  • Reflect on how we remember World War One

Suitable for: Year 3–6
Duration: 20-25 minutes
Group size: Key Stage 2

Session availability: we can provide a 20-25 minute assembly at an appropriate time for your school day. Available for schools within Bristol.

FREE teaching resources: Book this assembly and receive 2 copies of our Bristol and the First World War resource pack. Each pack includes posters for the classroom, a resource booklet and a CD of images showing Bristol during the First World War.

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Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

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