5. Schools information

Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, we can offer schools in the Royal Borough a rich, living and growing history resource relating to World War One that is free to use.

It's a chance for young people to take a fresh look at the memorials which are a familiar sight around the borough, and uncover the fascinating stories beneath.

Whether you want to focus on history, use our WWI stories and photographs in English schemes of work, or use our interactive map to create guided walks within a Geography or IT module - the possibilities are endless.

Teaching Resources : ‘For King and Country’ WWI

A number of resources are available here to assist you to deliver WWI themed lessons. They have a local focus to support a local history project.

Please contact the museum if you would like to borrow objects to support the delivery of your WWI topic or require any assistance with the resources.

Example timelines for local area:

These timelines provide a visual resource demonstrating local chronology

Eton Wick timeline

Maidenhead timeline

Cox Green timeline

 

  • Key Stage 1

The Story of Louisa and the soldier's tank provides a short introduction to how objects can give us information about WWI

  • Key Stage 2

The Postman Soldier Carpet book tells the story of local man Albert Boddington who fought in WWI. Contact the museum for a copy of the book in hard copy, available free of charge for all schools in the Royal Borough. Download example pages of Carpet book with associated topic plan

This Land ship science activity is available to assist with delivering a cross curricula topic.

These resources have been developed as part of the For King and Country Project, part of the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum. The Project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

Ages 5-12

The Royal Borough's 'For King and Country' project can offer:

  • schools visits
  • assemblies
  • taught lessons
  • online resources and
  • the chance to take part in an historic whole-community search for the stories of the people of the Royal Borough who gave their lives in the Great War.

You might like to:

  • or plan a visit where we work with children to uncover some of our local stories using our database as a starting point
  • read and model real-life letters written from soldiers from the front to their friends and relatives in Windsor.

To find out more, email museum@rbwm.gov.uk or call 01628 685686.

Ages 13 -18

A century ago, young people in the Borough would be facing very different prospects to our 13-18s today.

The young men who signed up from Maidenhead, Windsor and the surrounding villages had much the same concerns as they do today. Some signed up because their friends did; some because it was a way of getting away. Many left girlfriends and mothers behind; women who were also about to undergo a cataclysmic change in their place in society.

Our young people are invited to take a fresh look at the memorials which are a familiar sight around the Borough - and uncover the fascinating stories beneath.

Opportunities to get involved include:

  • plan a visit where we work with young people to uncover some of our local stories using our database a starting point
  • IT Departments: we'll support you to create a guided walk app which guides people to the stories of the WW1 soldiers who lived in your community, and their memorials 
  • read and model real-life letters written from soldiers from the front to their friends and relatives in Windsor.

To find out more, email museum@rbwm.gov.uk or call 01628 685686.