‘The Happening History Company’ visited Bromfords School and presented a trip back in time to our Year 10 and 11 students.
The day offered an insight into the consequences of illness during World War I. Students learnt about diseases that the conditions in the trenches caused and the medical support that was available during this period. They learnt how the gas mask developed during the war and how crucial this piece of equipment was to everyday survival. Original artefacts connected with medicine during World War I were displayed, such as amputation kits, surgical instruments and a demonstration on how operations such as plastic surgery took place.
Miss Barlow, organiser of the day said: “the experience gave the pupils the opportunity to get ‘hands-on’ with history which a textbook cannot provide”.