On the 3rd of August 1914, Germany invaded Belgium and declared war on France, starting the First World War. Their plan to take over France in six weeks (known as the Schlieffen Plan) failed and as a result the Western Front was established, stretching across France for four years.
Year 10 have just started learning about World War One in History and so re-enacted Germany’s invasion with lollies to see why their strategy failed. Using jelly babies to represent the German army and other various lollies to represent the armies of European countries, the students strategized and moved their ‘troops’ on giant maps. Along the way, they tried to predict the movement of the real troops in World War One and discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the various strategies employed.
Best of all they got to eat lots of lollies at the end!