The WCIT Charity supports First World War educational project told through social media as if it were today...
WW1 Soldier’s Tale, supported by The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, tells the story of Walter Carter, from Battersea, who from 1912 is a member of the Territorial Force, 1/23rd (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment.
Who is Walter Carter?
Walter is a fictional but authentic character, created from a range of historical sources, checked and verified by independent historians. Walter tells his life story for the duration of the First World War, in real-time – 100 years to the day from when it happened.
To capture the imagination of 13-18 year olds using a medium they know, understand and use; that will make it feel more recent and more relevant.
- To provide teachers with a welcome starting point to get pupils thinking about and seeing World War 1 from different perspectives.
- Importantly, to research and provide relevant links to collections, archives, museums and other resources which can provide more detailed information.
- Most recently The Department of Communities and Local Government agreed to grant the project £50k which will go quite a long way to securing its future.
On Facebook - Walter Carter: ww1 Soldiers Tale
On Twitter - @WW1SoldiersTale
Not using social media? Keep up with the story by reading Walter’s blog and also research further into this project at: www.ww1soldierstale.co.uk