On Wednesday, 8th August 2018, we visited the Heugh Battery Museum; the only World War One Battlefield in the UK.

The Over The Wire young people and activity mentors were taken on a private tour of the battlefield and participated in workshops looking at weaponry, uniform and life in the trenches.

The tour provided the opportunity for our students to see the only World War One battlefield in the UK, learn about the bombardment of the Hartlepools and gain an in-depth knowledge about the consequences of the bombardment and life in the trenches.

This was an eye opening and informative experience for our students and they thoroughly enjoyed their day. This opportunity has helped our students further develop their understanding of the effects of World War One.

Dear Andrea

Thank you so much for bringing your group to visit the Heugh Battery Museum yesterday. It was an absolute pleasure to show them round the museum and share the history of the site with them. I do hope that they were able to gain what they wanted from the day they spent here.

I would also like to thank the group for allowing me to hear them sing. It was moving to hear the words of the song in the context of the trench; the singing was wonderful and very powerful. I am sure that the forthcoming event at the Menin Gate will be something none of the group will ever forget.

I am looking forward to the event in October and hope that there will be some opportunities for us to work with your organisation in future.

Very best wishes