We have been working with the Historic Environment Learning Team on their World War I project since 2014. The project is aimed at helping pupils to investigate and ultimately understand why so many young men volunteered to go and fight. We look at the question of identity and how these young men saw themselves.
We also investigate the role of women many of whom enrolled as Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurses and with 6 weeks first aid training ended up on the front line in field hospitals.
On 16th November we will be at The Territorial Drill Hall in Dumbarton working with pupils who are studying World War I, helping to give them an insight into what it was like for both men and women, 1914 -18.