11th December 2017

As part of the Peterborough in the Great War project, children from year 6 classes at Hampton Vale and Hampton Hargate primary schools took part in special workshops at Hampton Library exploring the lives and stories of the soldiers who wrote in the WUTAC guest books. After hearing about the project and the background of the tearoom and guest books, the children where given the opportunity to hear from World War One re-enactor Alex about what life was like for the men who fought on the front during the First World War. After asking lots of questions about weapons, equipment and warfare during the period, the children were helped by Peterborough Poet Laurate 2016, Charley Weaver, to reflect on the experiences of those involved in World War One. The students were inspired by a examples of messages left in the guest books and the stories of the men who wrote them.

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