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First World War Schools’ Workshops

As part of the project, a series of First World War activity workshops was organised at Longridge Towers School, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, with the kind permission of the Headmaster and the Governors.  

The School offered the free use of their Sports Hall for the sessions and a total of 210 pupils from four local schools explored the topics ‘Your Country Needs You’, ‘The Home Front’ and ‘Letters from Home’.

The workshops took place on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April 2015 and were led by “Time Bandits” together with two experienced interpreters based in the Scottish Borders, supported by Berwick Record Office.

“Time Bandits”is a professional team of historical costumed interpreters and re-enactors who are dedicated to bringing history to life in the North East and work with a wide range of public sector organisations, museums, schools and community groups.  They were the approved deliverers for the Tees Valley Great War Project and carried out similar work with Blyth Resource & Initiative Centre, Meadow Well Trust, Tynemouth Great War Memorial Project, Alnwick Castle Estates, Bede’s World, Tyne & Wear Museums and a number of schools in the region.

Time Bandits contact: John Sadler john.sadler@islmail.co.uk www.timebandits.org.uk


Participatng Schools


Timetable for Schools’ Activity Workshops


Transcripts from Contemporary Letters (courtesy of Berwick Record Offce)