Tuesday 23 June 2020
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Age 9-11 (KS2)
    Age 11-14 (KS3)

Who provided medical care in the First World War? 

Discover how people cared for the wounded in the First World War, how they used their skills and resourcefulness to make sure the injured were cared for.

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Carers - Part One

Carers - Part One

Part of the Adventures in History series created during the UK lockdown in Spring 2020.  


  • Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day: WWII (Key Stage 3 &4)                                                               
  • Warfare and British society 1250-Present (GCSE) 
  • To increase understanding of the lives of women, how they helped the war effort during the First World War providing care and medical assistance.                                                                                                        

Grow Your Own

Poster image for IWM's Family Mission: Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own

IWM and CBBC Presenter Ben Shires are back with a veggie-packed mission for you.

Taking inspiration from the children of the First World War we’ll be reducing our food waste and getting inventive with our leftover veggies!

Watch mission briefing>

Medicine in the trenches

A Royal Irish Fusilier attempts to draw the fire of a Turkish sniper to reveal the enemy position, Gallipoli, 1915.
Trench Warfare.

Medicine in the trenches

This week we're learning about medical care during the First World War.

Learn more about life in the trenches. IWM has created a learning resource and activities based on the real stories of six people who experienced trench life during the First World War. 


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Explore Further

Adventures in History: Trench Tales - Part One
Trench Tales - Part One
Join IWM expert Ngaire this week as she helps us reveal fascinating personal stories from the First World War, from the trenches to the home front.   
A party of British soldiers being lead out of a sap
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Living in the Trenches
Use these sources to learn about some of the challenges faced by people serving in different parts of the world.
Adventures in History: Carers Part Two graphic
Carers - Part Two
From paintings to personal diaries, join IWM expert Ngaire as she helps us discover the extraordinary stories of the people who cared for the wounded in the First World War. 

Book A Visit to IWM

IWM London Exterior shot
IWM London
School visits to IWM London
Bookings are now open for September to December 2021. We’re excited to be welcoming schools back to IWM. 
IWM North landscape view
IWM North
School visits to IWM North
Purpose-built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war, IWM North makes full use of its extraordinary exhibition space to deliver an award-winning immersive experience.
IWM Duxford Showcase
IWM Duxford
School visits to IWM Duxford
Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew. And get up close to over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display.