Posted: 16th August 2016
Our WW1 workshop is proving popular with secondary schools.
The three-day workshop is based at Normanby Hall and focuses on its role in WW1 as a recuperation hospital for injured troops.
During the workshop the students are taught how to use online resources to research the personal and military records of soldiers who were patients at the Hall.
Each school is allocated a soldier to research, and is tasked with creating a presentation summarising what they have discovered. They also make a short film about their allocated soldier using their research, along with real and replica objects.
The research gathered is helping the North Lincolnshire Museum Service to build a more detailed picture of the different soldiers who stayed at the Hall, whilst giving students the opportunity to develop important skills for their future studies.
There is a permanent exhibition at Normanby Hall that tells the story of how the Hall was used during WW1 and WW2. This exhibition was funded by the Humber Museum Partnership.