Project: Creative and Cookery Workshops

The WW1Lydiate Planning Group worked with Sue Cooper From Junior Chefs and Debbie Ashby from Real History to devise and provide exciting and informative workshops for children which would have a local focus and would engage children in a practical exploration of what it would have been like during WW1.

During the cookery workshops children explored things that affected what people ate in 1914 – 1918, both at the front and at home in communities dealing with food shortages and rationing. They looked at what ordinary people did to make the most of the ingredients available to them, and every child made their own “War Cake” to take home.

In the Real History workshops they dressed up and used artefacts and props to recreate scenes and explore life during WW1. There was also an opportunity to learn about local people and a quiet time for discussion and reflection.

Both workshops were extremely well received by the 6 participating schools. In all, just under 500 pupils were able to benefit from these workshops, thanks to the generosity of the Heritage Lottery Fund.