“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

“Who would have thought that I would get to cock and shoot a Lee Enfield rifle in my classroom! Andy Robertshaw’s experience was amazing and I would really recommend a visit to help you learn about the real war.”   Patrick

“Mr Robertshaw brought the whole four years of WW1 to life in one morning! I never imagined how much equipment one soldier would have to carry….It was amazing and we all learned a lot. Mr Robertshaw knows a lot of information and makes it funny and memorable!   Amelie

The First World War Experience

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