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The Trenches Trip: Radio 4 play on schools trips… November 8, 2010

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in Independent Education.

Jonathan Smith, a good friend of us here at John Catt Educational, has written a new play which will air on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday at 2.15pm GMT.

In The Trenches Trip unexpected conflicts emerge within a group of teachers and sixth-formers as they walk through the WWI trenches, tunnels and cemeteries of Flanders, trying to step into the boots of those who died there. More details can be found on the BBC website here.

Sounds like it will be a very interesting listen for teachers – especially those involved with leading school trips abroad (read more in a previous blog post: part of an article that featured in the autumn 2010 issue of Prep School magazine).

Jonathan taught English for many years at Tonbridge School and has published six novels and written many plays for radio. His memoir The Learning Game became a bestseller and was Radio 4’s Book of the Week. Peridot Press will be publishing a new book from Jonathan in spring 2011…




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