THE First World War came to life when history GCSE students visited London and saw the stage adaptation of War Horse.
The Michael Morpurgo book, which is now also a film, uses puppeteers to give life to the horses and Year 11 students who had seen the film said the stage version was even better.
Jake Hobson said: “It told more of the story from the horses’ perspective where as the film concentrates on the people. The horses became proper characters.”
Amelia Mansfield added: “After a while the puppeteers just blended into the background and you didn’t realise they were there.”
Students on the two-day trip also went to the Cabinet War Museum and the National Army Museum where there was an exhibition about War Horse.
Amelia added: “Going to the museums gave us a better insight into history.”
History teacher Mrs Pollard said: “I had taken a trip there before and I wanted the students to enjoy an interesting way of finalising their GCSE studies.”