“The talk proved an exceptional hit. Mr Robertshaw’s experience and knowledge ensured a riveting talk. The students found the equipping of the soldier for the Front -from underwear to overcoat, helmet and rifle – particularly interesting. The student model concerned was equally up to the task and delighted in posing as a Great War soldier. Students were continually included in the talk through probing questions.

Exceptional learning for the hour given. He certainly captured the audience from year 7 to 13 and staff alike! The sixth form history students present also found the talk compelling – it was a great experience for them to meet such a noteworthy historian, someone to focus on and look up to.

I do believe all schools would benefit from this presentation. Mr Robertshaw will now be a regular at St John’s – complementing the work in the classroom in an altogether encompassing manner. ”

St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School. Gravesend, Kent.

The First World War Soldier

“Thank you for a superb session. After a heavy morning of classes, it had to be something good to keep everyone’s attention. It was surprising how much some of them already knew about the trenches but you gave such detail and so graphically that it was all new. I’ve never seen a child so excited as when one of them worked out everything about your grandfather.

I hope we can arrange another talk before too long.”

King’s School, Chiswick

First World War Trenches

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