ww1 education day

On Monday, October 23, Grey Roots Museum & Archives will host WWI Education Day, a full day immersive educational experience about "the Great War". Nearly 400 students from seven schools are expected to be in attendance; with activities running from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students will gather on the village green in the morning to begin a full day of sessions which includes a Military Battle Drill, Gas Warfare, Stretcher Bearing, and Bayonet Training. The day will conclude with a full re-enactment of a Battle Assault.

This day is a unique opportunity for students to learn about military history through hands-on activities and local connections. Approximately 4000 men and women from Grey County served during the First World War.ww1 education day2

Grey Roots is honoured that WWI Education Day has been recognized by the Bluewater District School Board as a part of their Excellence in Education program. WWI Education Day is presented in partnership with the History Matters Association, a group of historical and military re-enactors who work to educate students about the realities of trench warfare.

Class pre-registration was required and the program is fully booked.

For more information, visit or call 519-376-3690

source: media release, Grey Roots Museum & Archives


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