ATRE NCH has been built in a school to remember those who died in the World War. Pipers Corner School in Great Kingshill welcomed historian and headteacher of Wellington College, Sir Anthony Seldon, to open the trench on Friday last week. It has been constructed in the school hall to provide a taste of what life would have been like in the war.
Headteacher Helen Ness-Gifford said: “The creation of the First World War trench has been a huge undertaking for everyone involved, but thoroughly worthwhile. Having the opportunity to inspire and educate our girls by bringing history to life in such a special way has been hugely beneficial and all the staff have welcomed it, making the most of this impressive resource for teaching and learning over the last few weeks.”
The school pupils have learned about trench warfare, trench disease and have researched members of their own families who lost their lives in the war.
CONSTRUCTION: Helen Ness-Gifford and Sir Anthony Seldon with pupils Hannah Worthington, Nia Turner and Millie Fish