Take Your School To The Front Line When You Can’t Take Them Abroad

Christmas Truce battlefield trip

Anglia’s range of UK-based First World War tours and experiences are designed to support your learning when travel is limited

It is vital that your students are afforded the best possible opportunity to help them catch up on missed classroom time, to engage them in new topics and give them some much needed time together. As taking your students overseas isn’t possible at the present time, we have developed a range of guided tours and experiences that are much closer to home. What is more, Anglia and our team of expert guides are able to deliver a hugely informative, interactive and educational learning experience in just one day.

The Trenches are much closer than you think!

Our fully-guided UK Day Trips have been designed specifically to enable your students to develop a deeper understanding of the events, experience and legacy of the First World War.

Christmas Truce

This year, your students can experience Anglia’s popular Christmas Truce tour without having to leave the UK. Through our unique re-enactments your students will meet with a Recruiting Sergeant, be put through their paces by a Drill Sergeant and learn about how wounds and injuries were treated from our Medical Officer. They will witness that singular moment when, albeit for a brief period, fighting along parts of the Western Front actually ceased, and still be back home by Christmas!

First World War 1 Day Tour to the Midlands

The tour begins at the Great War Hut, Cannock Chase where we will look at recruitment and training of the British Army, before moving on for a guided tour of the nearby Commonwealth and German Military cemeteries. After which it is on to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, where you will have the chance to explore a large, reconstructed trench system, see period equipment and weaponry close up and experience a First World War training camp. Your tour will end with a visit to the very impressive National Memorial Arboretum. .

First World War 1 Day Tour to East Anglia

Delivered in conjunction with our friends at Khaki Devil and the Great War Huts, your students will: visit restored, original First World War buildings; explore a large reconstructed trench system; and enjoy a fully-guided tour of a local cemetery which contains a number of Commonwealth War Graves Commission burials from the Great War.

Themes to Meet Your Study Objectives

Each of our tours and experiences will cover a range of key themes. Each can be tailored to suit the needs of your students and each will help you deliver your key learning objectives. Popular themes include: Recruitment & training of the British Army; the development of uniforms & equipment; surgery & treatment on the Western Front; the life of a soldier during the First World War; the changing nature of warfare; the impact and legacy of the First World War.

Plan & Book With Confidence

We understand you may be looking for reassurances around planning a trip. With Anglia Tours, you can start to plan your trip safe in the knowledge that we offer flexibility on postponement and security for your money. Take a look at our Plan & Book With Confidence promise for more information.

Contact our experienced team today on [email protected] and we will work with you to deliver a day packed full of memorable experiences that will not just help your students gain a deeper understanding of your chosen topics, but will keep them passionate about History, the stories to be told.