Trench recreation inspires St George’s Academy students

The trench display at St George's Academy. EMN-180511-163253001
The trench display at St George's Academy. EMN-180511-163253001

Sleaford students have been learning about what it was like to go ‘Over the Top’.

As part of the centenary of the end of the First World War a ‘trench’ has been recreated in one of the libraries at St George’s Academy.

The First World War trench display at St George's Academy. EMN-180511-164243001

The First World War trench display at St George's Academy. EMN-180511-164243001

It was built by construction students and Year 7 English students will use it with accompanying film footage to imagine what it would have been like waiting to go over the top, to produce a piece of creative writing.

Year 8 history classes will also visit the trench for History Week in the library.

Remembrance-related displays feature in all three of the Academy libraries. Sleaford Museum has also loaned artefacts.

Academy Librarian Jan Curtis said: “In a very small way we are hoping to show them the horrors that soldiers experienced.”

A trench was previously built in the library in 2014 to mark the start of the war.