Normanby Hall WW1 Secondary School History project

Students perform a scene for their short film

We have just completed another successful history workshop working with local secondary schools.

The three-day workshop is based at Normanby Hall and focuses on its role in WW1 as a recuperation hospital for injured troops.

During the workshop the students are taught how to use on-line resources to research the personal and military records of soldiers who were patients at the Hall.

Each school is allocated a soldier to research and creates a presentation summerising what they have discovered. They then use their research along with real and replica objects to create a short film.

Their research is helping the Museum Service to build a more detailed picture of the different soldiers who stayed at the Hall. It is giving the students the opportunity to develop important skills for their future studies.

Bev Oliver, Learning Officer