The Summer season for PPP has been packed with the usual School workshops, both Virtual Reality as well as conventional. July saw us guiding on the first Battlefield tours of the Western Front since the Pandemic.
Enjoying a brew between classes, in one of the many School workshops conducted this season
Warden Parsons at one of the many WW2 Home front bookings this season.
A great venue in Liverpool.
First School trip back to the Menin Gate in over two years.
Tyne Cott Cemetery on the Passchdaele Ridge, hottest day of the year and with a school party from Cheshire.
One of the Somme Pipers at the Thiepval memorial to the missing, enhancing our own private ceremony for pupils to lay a wreath at the memorial.
The breathtaking Vimmy memorial looking out over the Douai plain was visited by trips in July. All pupils enjoyed the visitors centre and the preserved trenches.
So, with a spring in our step and the sun on our face we enter a new season, and what better time to look back over the last few months and take stock. There have been many Schools which PPP have delivered workshops and interactive presentations to, in conjunction with Time Travel Education. There are to many to list so here are a small selection of images from the last few months:
Teach Meet History Icons 26 March 2022
Kent February 2022
Nottingham Dec 2021
Two World Wars in one day. PPP are happy to offer this service at multi period topic days to KS 2.
KS 3 Pupils and Sgt Parsons at the end of a VR Workshop day in November .
Sgt Parsons safely demonstrating the Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifle to students, no need to put fingers in the ears! NO pyrotechnics used in this or any other demonstration.
Ysgol y Gwernant North Wales, March 2022.
PPP First Welsh speaking School. A real joy to have the opportunity to work in this lovely setting.
Whilst writing this we find ourselves in another national lockdown. Therefore, PPP is delighted to offer on line WW1 sessions via a Schools preferred virtual learning platform. All sessions are delivered from this 1917 bunker.
With the return of Schools in September 2020, came the return of demand for the services of PPP to all key stages in schools in all areas of the UK. Armed with a very strong COVOD 19 Risk Assessment PPP was delighted to present to the following Schools between September and December 2020.
PPP is pleased to announce that it is now five years since we began delivering performances, workshops for schools and guiding Battlefield tours in liaison with Time Travel Education. Although winter may be quite harsh in some areas, it hasn’t seen a freezing over of quality hands on workshops for Schools and educational facilities over these cold months.
The new scenery was unveiled this January and with it marks a new chapter to the PPP workshops. In conjunction with Time Travel Education, Virtual Reality workshops can now be booked at timetraveleducation.co.uk/360-vr/
New Scenery is revealed.
The first battlefield tour of 2020 has been completed with Studley High School. A very cold Tyne Cott Cemetery was one of the locations visited over the three-day period. It was also the chance to deliver a WW1 mining presentation at Hill 60 and reveal the new props which allow students to enjoy the unique hands on approach to learning which PPP prides itself on.
“Flanders Jock”, Damien, piping Studley School into Remy Sidings Cemetery.
Some Schools who have enjoyed a workshop already in 2020.
As this academic year draws to a close and summer holidays loom, it is a timely reminder to all post and perspective customers to Parsons Period Presentations, of the achievements delivered over the last few months.
These have ranged from workshops in primary, secondary Schools and Universities to Battlefield Tours of the Western Front for KS 1,2 3 and 4. So please take a few moments to review some images from the last few months.
Autumn action has turned into a winter wonderland of work, PPP has been enjoying a full and fun packed few months. Take a minute to see some of the bookings that PPP have delivered, including historical workshops and presentations to over the last few months.
Parsons Period Presentations (PPP) has been enjoying a particularly eventful October. Firstly, as the historical advisor to an MOD ran WW2 battlefield study of Southern Italy. Guiding from the beaches of Paestrum (South of Salerno), up to the Monastery of Monte Cassino over a period of five days
A veteran of the landings at Paestrum September 1943, proudly sharing her picture as a child held in the arms of some of the “GI’s” of the 36th Texas Division.
As can be seen in these pictures, the tour was a great success.
It began in mid-September with a study day, that saw the usual PPP hands on history approach for all those taking part.
In addition to the above tour Parsons Period Presentations have been involved in reviewing and marketing the following books:
This is the personal account of Sam Knowles, a tank crewman of the 16th/5th Lancers during the Italian Campaign of World War Two. This is a particularly useful primary resource account, from a Soldier’s perspective of the Battles around Monte Cassino.
Secondly “Her Heart of Survival and Hope”
The author of this work is a young lady who served with me on Operations ten years ago. It tells the story of a young veteran of conflict that suffers domestic abuse.