This session uses real and replica objects from the Museum of Liverpool's handling collection combined with hands on activities to give pupils an overview of some of the experiences of local people and animals who participated in the First World War.
This session can be booked Monday to Friday at 10.15am, 11.30am and 1.15pm.
The causes of the First World War are explored during an interactive activity using national flags.
The story of the Turner brothers who joined the Liverpool Scottish battalion is explored while examining photographs and personal objects on gallery. The significance of memorial items that were sent home to loved ones is also considered.
Photographs of local soldiers and animals who were involved in the First World War are examined along with real and replica objects in character bags. Handling objects include a stretcher used to carry the wounded from battlefields and items of uniform.
An infantryman's uniform is examined to gain an understanding of the weight that soldiers carried.
Changes in battle technology are discussed on gallery and the devastating impact of these considered.
Groups may like to combine the session with a visit to: