All pals together

A First World War soldier played by a professional actor.

Would you like to meet our tommy, Henry Fairhurst?

Students share an hour in the life of a soldier from a Pals Battalion, Private Henry Fairhurst (played by a professional actor), as he talks about his experience of life in the trenches. Students are invited to chat with Henry during the session. Was it really all mud and blood in the trenches, or did Private Fairhurst see some benefits in what he was doing?

This session supports schools studying Challenges to Britain and the wider world, 1901 to the present day.

Connections to the curriculum: History.

Available as: Videoconference. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:


in your classroom

1 hour

Available: 9 – 13 November 2015, 19 – 21 January 2016

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 3

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All activities must be booked in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 5365

Fax: +44 (0)20 8487 9202

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