Boy digs WWI trench in garden

A teenager from Worthing in Sussex has been given a unique history lesson after his parents allowed him to give a replica World War One trench in his back garden.

REPORT: 12 year old's homemade trench

A bit of mucking about in the garden has turned in to a 'hands on' history lesson for one young boy. Oliver Batchelor was digging up his mum's carrots when his dad suggested he build a trench.

But, the 12 year old - who was learning about the first world war at school - went a little bit 'over the top'. Charlotte Wilkins speaks to Oliver Batchelor, his mother Saskia Marshall and his father Wayne Batchelor.

World War 1 trench built in Sussex garden

Oliver Batchelor digs his trench
Oliver Batchelor digs his trench Credit: ITV News Meridian

A 12-year-old boy from Worthing in Sussex has been given a hands on history lesson with the help of his dad.

Oliver Batchelor created a section of a World War One trench in his back garden, complete with sandbags and replica equipment. The youngster has been studying the Great War at school.

The twelve year old is studying World War 1 at school
The twelve year old is studying World War 1 at school Credit: ITV News Meridian

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