James visits Garth Hill College Bracknell

I was delighted to visit Garth Hill College, Bracknell on Friday. A big thank to the principle, Mr Keith Grainger, his staff and students for such a warm welcome.  Garth Hill has undergone a transformation over the years with new facilities and I am pleased to support the college. Innovation in education is essential and a area within the College’s grounds has been turned into an outdoor museum.  This is a wonderful opportunity for primary and secondary aged pupils in Bracknell Forest, as well as others in the wider community, to make a strong connection with the past and engage in remembrance of the First World War.

Visitors will benefit from ‘hands on’ educational talks, re-enactment demonstrations, displays and access to supporting digital information.  Visitors would ‘walk through’ a realistic First World War trench in order to gain an understanding of a soldier’s life at the front.  Educational activities and demonstrations will help visitors to:

  • understand the war and the conditions in the trenches
  • uncover personal stories
  • experience typical trench life
  • explore the legacy of the Great War and what it means to us today. 

Visit the college on line here and more about The Trench Experience here