Over 3 million men volunteered to serve in the British Armed Forces at the beginning of World War One.

Between 1916, when the Conscription Act was passed, and the end of hostilities in 1918 a further 2.3 million were conscripted - 1 in 4 of the male population.

To mark the poignant and painful centenary of the 1914 - 1918 War, Wizard Stories brings the stories, the sounds and smells of conflict to your classroom.

Building on Wizard Stories' powerful reputation for high quality, educational storytelling,  'Tales from the Trenches' looks past the facts and figures to reveal the everyday life of the typical Tommy in the Trenches: waiting for 'The Big Push', the horrors of Trench Foot and even an unexpected game of football. Wizard Stories' "Tales from the Trenches" gives context, colour and character to the events of The Great War.

To book "Tales from the Trenches", or to discover what Wizard Stories range of projects can bring to your school call us now on 07710 474960 / 07872 600158 or email us at wizardstories@mac.com.

"Amazing, heart warming and wonderful stories from the trenches, the children were spellbound by the tales of camaraderie and friendship during times of terrible adversity."

Mary Lloyd Evans, Oakdale Junior School, LB Redbridge.

"An excellent way to remember the soldiers of WW1, it taught so much more than the text books ever could! We couldn’t have asked for a better way to engage the pupils in this project.’"

Jen Lloyd, Deputy Headteacher, Chantry Primary Academy, Bedfordshire.