First World War schools day Oct 2014

On the 21st English Heritage ran a Bristol-wide event for schools in its Heritage Schools Programme to commemorate the start of the First World War. At Kings Weston, just one stop on a coach tour from M Shed, Backfield School provided an in-the-round performance for visiting schools from across the City and volunteers from KWAG produced exhibition boards and staffed the event in period costume.
The unique role that history of the Kings Weston landscape played during the war was highlighted, including the use of the house as an Auxiliary Hospital caring for wounded servicemen. KWAG volunteers dressed in period uniforms to show children around the house and grounds and help maintain order in the ranks!
Enormous thanks are due to Michael Gorely of English Heritage, Christopher James and his students from Backwell School, Norman Routledge for the use of Kings Weston House for the event, and to all the KWAG volunteers who helped it happen.

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