We would like the children to create a model that represents the trenches dug on the Western Front during WW1. This consisted of long narrow ditches dug into the mud on both the German side and the Allied forces side. Between the two sides, there consisted an empty space called ‘No Man’s Land’ which the soldiers crossed to attack the other side.

 This can be created in many ways, including Lego, papier mache or playdough. In addition, your children could use coils of thin wire to represent the barbed wire defences and add strips of cardboard as trenching planks and scraps of rolled cloth as sandbags.