Spies, Lies and Pigeons: Communications in the First World War (KS1/2)

In the First World War letters took just two days to reach the Front Line and over 12 million letters were sent every day.
Spies, Lies and Pigeons. Primary school programme.

Spies, Lies and Pigeons. Primary school programme.

KS1/2 History, Geography, Literacy, Maths, Drama
Suitable for Years 2 – 6 (differentiated for year group)

In this workshop

Meet a First World War post lady or a soldier in the Post Office Rifles and through their stories discover how the postal service maintained communications on the home and fighting fronts. Get hands-on with original objects, sort and censor letters for the Front Line, cut the wire in No Man’s Land and take part in a dramatic reconstruction of the heroic flight of carrier pigeon Cher Ami.

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: £100 per session plus VAT

Group size: 30 pupils max, up to 3 classes per day

Adult : pupil ratio 1:6 (plus SEND support staff)

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