“The team did an excellent job in putting on a range of activities and presentations for 100 of our Year 9 pupils. All the presenters were excellent, had a very good rapport with the pupils, and covered a wide range of Great War topics including food and medicine. The reconstructed trench was a real highlight, and more authentic looking than anything you’ll see in Flanders. Having taken pupils on various history trips for over 30 years, this was right up there amongst the best of them.” 

Simon Lemieux, Head of History and Politics, The Portsmouth Grammar School, following a visit to Andy’s First World War trench at the Kent Showground

Simon Lemieux

“It has now been a number of years that Mr Robertshaw has been meeting with my students, explaining the intricacies of the Battle of the Somme and a soldier’s life in the trenches. Mr Robertshaw’s enthusiasm for the subject is contagious and, each year, my students come back inspired , with a concrete understanding of the subject. Mr Robertshaw does not simply lecture – he allows students to touch, hear, and see the war – through objects, video and activities. I cannot think of a better way to experience World War One”.

Deborah Leparc, Anglophone Section for Bilinguals, Institut Notre Dame, France.

A Soldier’s Life – trench tour