This page contains links to useful teaching resources on the Women’s Land Army.
If you have any recommended resources, please get in touch.
To End All Wars (WW1)
This new web-based learning programme reveals the stories of six fascinating people who originated from, lived in or worked in the Norfolk, including Olive Crosswell, a Land Girl. The teaching pack contains a fact file, teacher’s notes, teaching and learning activities as well as resources (including original documents and photographs from the period).
Annie’s War (WW1)
Linked to this is Annie’s War, an event for KS2 students being held at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Work alongside Olive the Landswoman out in the fields along with meeting many other World War One individuals. £4.50 per child (bursaries available for pilot events in July 2014). For more information, contact Katie Smith (Learning Officer) on 01362 869256 or by e-mail.
An excellent set of resources provided by the National Archives, containing:-
- a diary
- a timeline
- original sources.
Listen to Jean Davis’ time in the Women’s Land Army, in this video designed for children. (WW2)
See other resources on women’s war work here.
KS2 WW2 Event at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse (WW2)
Join costumed characters and discover the Home Front during World War Two. Meet a Women’s Land Army girl and ‘Dig for Victory’ with the heavy horses. Take cover in the air raid shelter and let the ARP warden show you how to use a stirrup pump. ‘Make do and Mend’ with a worried housewife, find out abo
ut rationing in the Village Shop and help win the war with the Home Guard.
- £4.50 per child
- To enter into the spirit of the Home Front, the museum invites you to come in costume
- Dates available throughout the school year
- Call 01362 869251 or visit the Gressenhall Museum pages at for more information.