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First World War – Schools

This immersive workshop allows students to discover the role of ambulance trains in the First World War.

Students will participate in up to three activities:

  • an interactive human-sized board game in which students discover the problems that passengers on ambulance trains had to overcome to get back to Blighty
  • an immersive audiovisual experience created in collaboration with York Theatre Royal, giving accounts of an ambulance train from the perspective of a doctor, a nurse and an injured soldier
  • the chance to explore our Ambulance Trains exhibition

We are looking to trial this programme with Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4 teachers. If you’re interested in taking part, please email us.

Scheduled dates

Developed in partnership with

Heritage Lottery Fund
York Theatre Royal