Teachers are invited to attend an educational open day at one of the most important historical tourist sites in the North East.

As schools approach the culmination of four years of special commemoration of the Great War in 2018, the Heugh Battery Museum is hosting an open day for teachers on 9th May from 16:30-17:30 to showcase their offer to schools on the subject of the war at home and abroad.

The Heugh Battery Museum is situated on the site of the only World War One battlefield in Britain, where soldiers bravely defended the towns of Hartlepool and West Hartlepool against three German battlecruisers during the Bombardment in 1914.

The Heugh Battery’s open day will inform teachers about the Museum’s comprehensive school offering and provide them with an opportunity to discuss with the museum’s volunteers ways in which the museum can help to supplement any work schools are undertaking around World War One.

The Museum provides a range of hands-on and interactive workshops for school children to participate in which not only touch on the subject of history but include other curriculum areas such as design, nutrition, language and geography.

Diane Stephens, Manager of The Heugh Battery Museum says. “Our educational workshops are loved by schools as they make learning about World War One enjoyable and thought-provoking.  

Children have the chance to handle objects such as hand grenades, rifles and the uniform soldiers would have worn and come away really understanding the reality of life as a soldier serving their country during the Great War.  

We really hope teachers seize the opportunity to come along to our open day for a complimentary tour of the Museum to find out more about what we have to offer.”  

Refreshments will be provided on arrival at the Museum.

Teachers interested in attending the open day are advised to book their places early by contacting the Heugh Battery Museum via e-mail: info@heughbattery.co.uk or telephone: 01429 270 746.