Saturday 27 June 2020
  • Women in Wartime
  • Age 9-11 (KS2)
    Age 11-14 (KS3)

How do objects reveal stories? 

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. 

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Carers - Part Two

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 and how they helped the war effort during the First World War, providing care and medical assistance.                                                                                                                                             

Carers Quiz

Family Mission: Carers Quiz

Carers Quiz

Put your knowledge to the test!

See how much you have remembered about the carers of the First World War in our special quiz.

Get started >

More on the First World War

© IWM (Q 13447)

More on the First World War

Where was the First World War fought?

This conflict was the first war to take place on land, at sea and in the air. This fighting occurred in many different areas of the world.

Find out more >

Explore Further

Poster image for episode of Adventures in History: Carers Part One
History, Media Studies

Carers - Part One

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.
Britons. Join Your Country's Army!
© IWM (Art.IWM PST 2734)

First World War Recruitment Posters

Use these sources to discover more about First World War Recruitment Posters. For ideas to help you use these sources, take a look at our Suggested Activities.
A party of British soldiers being lead out of a sap
©IWM (Q 5100)

Living in the Trenches

Use these sources to learn about some of the challenges faced by people serving in different parts of the world.

Book A Visit to IWM

IWM London Exterior shot
IWM London

School visits to IWM London

Discover the stories of lives shaped by war and conflict from 1914 until the present day. Step into the iconic atrium, explore the brand new Second World War Galleries and experience our new learning facilities.
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.