We were delighted to welcome some special guests from the Royal Scots Museum along to one of our sessions of Shoot Back in Time and the kids absolutely loved it.
The kids were put taught about the simple enrollment process during WW1 and put through some basic training exercises including bayonet training (without bayonets of course).
They even completed their very own (copy of) an original enrollment form as part of their day.
Have a look at our short video clip from the Royal Scots visit to Ochilview Park, where we finished the session with an “attack” on the enemy. Shoot Back in Time – Royal Scots
Who said learning can’t be fun?
All of our “Shoot Back in Time” participants enjoyed a WW1 themed trip to Hampden Park over the course of the project, which was a fantastic learning opportunity.
The children took part in a full stadium tour and got the chance to see areas such as the players dressing rooms as well as experience what it’s like to come out of the tunnel during a game.
Following the tour, the kids spent time in the Scottish Football Museum and learned of the strong connection between football and WW1. For example, did you know that the Scottish Cup was suspended during war time?
Jamie Kirk, on behalf of the football club, had this to say about the trip: “The Hampden Visit was always intended to be a massive part of the project, but seeing the kids soak up the heritage first hand brought home just how powerful football can be in teaching what can sometimes be quite a difficult topic. All credit goes to the children from Stenhousemuir PS, Dunipace PS and Airth PS for their efforts.”
Welcome to our new blog which gives more information on our innovative project “Shoot Back in Time”. In June 2015,we launched this exciting new project for 90 primary school children at Stenhousemuir Primary School, Airth Primary School and Dunipace Primary School which encourages learning about World War One heritage through the lens of football. The project, possible thanks to £7,000 of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, includes a blend of fun football activity and classroom based learning. The participants visited the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park, Glasgow as well as researching local heritage and taking part in many other exciting tasks to enhance learning about WW1.