An Anglia Battlefield Study tour affords the opportunity to combine visits to a wider range of different locations or to look in more detail at those themes which are of particular interest to your students.
As with all our school history trips you are involved, from the outset, in designing the itinerary for your Battlefield Study. So if you are keen to follow a particular unit or trace the route taken by former students of your school, we design your tour around where they were stationed and where they fought.
If you want to explore advances in technology, we can look at the development of new weapons and involve your students in a working demonstration of a tank.
With a programme spread over 3 or 4 days these are, educationally, the most valuable battlefield trips available. They also allow for a more relaxing trip with more time spent at each location visited.
Your guided tour will incorporate the following key study themes to support your learning back in the classroom.
Take a look at the range of visits that may be included in your itinerary
Causes of the Great War; 1914 battles; Ethos of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Empire troops; The role of women in the Great War.
The development of Trench warfare; Use of ground; Trench construction; Daily routine; Technology; Problems with trench fighting.
Poison gas and its effects
Military discipline in the Great War; Courts Martial; Punishment and executions.
New methods of warfare; Mining; The use of Gas.
The Somme 1916; Kitchener's Army and the Pals Battalions; Recruitment; The Plan for 1st July 1916; 1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers; ‘Going over the top’.
The Story of the 36th Ulster Division; Background to the Troubles: the story of Billy McFadzean VC.
An opportunity for the whole group to handle equipment and weaponry and for a member of the group to dress in Great War uniform.
Take a look at sample itineraries
At Anglia we care about our customers, our staff, the places we visit, the stories we tell and the organisations we work with. These key principles define who we are and what we do. We believe they are also the reason why Anglia is the market leader in fully-guided history trips for UK schools. We work with you to design a bespoke tour which meets the specific needs of your school and which supports what you are teaching in class. We start by asking what you want your students to see and what you want them to experience then build the tour around these requirements. A tour which, as the testimonials on our website show, your students will find thought-provoking, engaging and enjoyable.
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