A school visit to The Gordon Highlanders Museum is the perfect accompaniment to any World War 1 or World War 2 based project and works closely to support the Curriculum for Excellence in Scottish schools.
Our sessions are all hands-on so a visit will aid students in their understanding of life during wartime, as well as providing them with insight into the experiences of military personnel.
During our sessions students watch and listen to a short introductory film, are supported in writing and drawing in their own work booklets, visit interesting exhibits, and are able to touch or try on items from our handling collection.
Our education room houses a fully integrated presentation screen and audio system and also includes hands-on features such as a periscope with imagery, a Morse code signal lamp, a wall adapted to look like the inside of a First World War trench and dugout, original uniforms for students to try on, a scale miniature of a trench system and so much more!
If you choose our World War 1 programme then a visit to our brand new WW1 Trench is included where students can immerse themselves in ‘trench-life’ and imagine what it might have been like for the soldiers during The Great War.
We can offer extra time in the Museum if you require it. Snack and lunch breaks can also be included upon request and students are able to bring along ‘pocket money’ to visit our shop.
Our sessions are also very affordable, we charge a flat rate fee of £60 per class and based on your school’s proximity to the museum, we may be able to offer a travel grant. Our grants range in value up to a maximum of £200 and may be put towards helping your school towards covering the cost of transport to and from the museum. These grants have become possible following recent funding from The Friends of The Gordon Highlanders Museum, (SC031352)