A Window on the War outreach to Cambridge schools

Matthew and Gill of HistoryNeedsYou have enjoyed visiting a variety of Cambridge primary schools this week, as part of A Window on the War. In each, the children have been very interested in the project, and asked Matthew and Gill some very intelligent and thoughtful questions:

What did Cambridge look like in the First World War?

Were the Americans in the First World War?

What about blood transfusions?

I come from Nigeria. Was Nigeria in the war?

Did women in Cambridge make crutches?

The children learned about the role of women in Cambridge during the war, and found out which countries were involved, including their own family’s countries of origin. They found out about the free Activity Day.

As the project progresses, we will engage more schools, and include their contributions in the November exhibition.

If you would like your school to be involved in A Window on the War, please contact us.



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