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British Empire

60 second histories
British Empire

Red-coated soldier at Whitley Court

Life in the British Empire through the eyes of a Victorian British Soldier, from India to Africa, from fighting in the North West Frontier to fighting the Zulus he will give you an idea just how the Empire was built and then policed, not just the soldiers view but what was life for those in the government living the life of the Raj, and what of the life of the ordinary people. 

What you should know:

All sessions are flexible; the minimum duration of a single workshop is around 1 hour and the maximum duration is half a day, so sessions can be tailored to suit your timetable and class numbers; we can deliver to whole school assemblies or smaller groups as required (e.g. 2x half day sessions, 3x 1.5hr sessions or 5x 1hr sessions etc.) and can even deliver 2 different topics in one day if required to benefit maximum number of pupils.

This session is story based although students do get a chance to handle the rifle and inspect the equipment and clothing a soldier from the time had to wear. 

The weapons and equipment are heavy and can be dangerous, and can therefore only be handled if the students are orderly and there is room to do so.   The rifle is real and requires at least 25 metres open ground to fire them.   Our risk assessment, liability insurance cover, firearms license and DBS certificate are available on request.

Equipment & Weapons
Martini Henry rifle, blank firing. Helmet, bayonet & military equipment
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