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On the 25th of march me and Nigel had Our WWI lecture at a School in front of 74 6th and 7th graders and 5 Teachers. It was great fun and the pupils loved it. Their teacher gave them homework, - Write and Draw what you learned about WWI. We have gotten copies of the homework, and we are both touched and impressed, they remembered so much, we must be onto something here! I have scanned two of the drawings and put them on Our website on the page about Our lectures. All the work ought to be published, really, there is such quality to it, but I had to settle for two of the childrens drawings. Have a look, they really remembered much, and we really managed to Reach them...


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They nailed you and Nigel, Maggie and I have worked with young children with a farm safety display for many years, we learned long ago that children are much more observant than adults, they learn quicker and remember longer.
 

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Cool, thanks for sharing. Unfortunately in this day and age in our country I fear a historical demonstration such as this would probably not be allowed in most schools. When I was a child though, my father was allowed to bring many of his historical Winchester rifles to display to my 7th grade class for a presentation on the history of "The Gun That Won The West." It looks like you guys had a ton of fun, and I'm sure the students did too. Being able to see, hear, and even touch a part of history is such a valuable teaching tool when it comes to reaching young minds. Books and films maybe the easiest way to teach history, but hands on teaching through demonstrations like yours and museum field trips can help spark an interest in some children that just can't be duplicated in a classroom setting alone. My hats off to you gentlemen for taking the time to share with these young people.

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Back in Ohio about twenty years ago I did demonstrations of 18th century US military in uniform complete with bayonet and Brown Bess (blank) black powder musket firing for a number of schools. How times have changed!
 

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Very nice presentation. Many people are not drawn to history the way we are, but i think most appreciate the lessons and human experience of it, when presented the right way.

I'm impressed that a Norwegian school allowed edged weapons and firearms on campus! Here, if a kid makes a "gun" shape with thumb and forefinger, they suspend him/her, lock down the school for the day and send a note out to all the parents explaining that there was a firearm incident. Then they proceed to take credit for "neutralizing" the "threat", followed by school board politicos enacting tougher, "zero tolerance" policies to prevent further incidents. ;)
 

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Quote GustafB

It is interesting that gunboards is not posting replys on this thread.

Not all school systems in the US are run by nancies, we have done several presentations in our local schools on WWI, and the rule is, if we can not bring weapons, there is no point in us wasting our time



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Its sad that this would never be allowed in the united states..

My hats off to both of you and the staff at that school. Fantastic, I would have absolutely loved that when I was a kid. Heck, I enjoyed reading/looking through the pictures today.

Thank you for posting.

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Thanks for sharing! Even though I couldnt read it the pictures were very interesting! And as others have commented, none of this wouldve been allowed here in the USA; just another reminder that GB is international!
 
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