WWI Battlefields Competition LaunchedAs part of the First World War Centenary we have funding for two of our students from our Year 9 GCSE group to attend the battlefields of Ypres and the Somme. In order to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic opportunity students have been tasked with:
Researching and presenting a colourful display describing and explaining the ways in which people were ill, injured or died during World War I. Their piece of work should include:
1. Injuries caused by new advanced weapons e.g. rifles, machine guns, artillery, including shrapnel wounds.Entries close on the 2nd May and will be scored on:
2. Gas attacks (types of gas and their effects).
3. Illnesses experienced in the trenches like trench fever, trench foot, dysentery, NYDN Infection.
1. The factual content of the research (descriptions) - out of 10.A team of humanities staff will act as judges along with an independent history adjudicator from another school. In the event of a tie, entries will be placed and drawn out of a hat. Winners will be announced by the 26th May and further information will be sent home.
2. The explanation stating how, why these forms of illness or deaths arose - out of 10.
3. Presentation skills - is the display clear, can it be displayed? - out of 10.
It is anticipated, if the experience is a success, to offer the opportunity for more students as a paid opportunity in future years.