WW1 Film Project

The WW1 Film Project utilised mobile learning technology to research, capture and showcase stories to engage learners with the heritage of WW1 in their area. The project was delivered in individual schools, and culminated in a collaborative showcase and awards event.

By discovering what impact WW1 had on life for children in the area, and the long term impact it had on the area as a whole, children developed a better understanding of the importance of the First World War heritage across the community.

 Using iPads effectively, children conducted interviews; gathered and collated research; and produced high quality films showcasing their knowledge.

The films were showcased at a Wakefield Cathedral, not only to celebrate the achievements of the children involved, but to also engage a wider audience with the heritage of the First World War in the area.

The project was supported by Wakefield Libraries and Museum, and was funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund.