New Hyde Park Memorial eighth-graders in Danielle Psaros’ class recently
participated in a trench warfare simulation at Tully Park.
the reenactment, which was designed to give students an idea of what
life was like in the trenches during World War I, students acted as
soldiers on opposing sides of the war to simulate the life and combat
conditions in the trenches along the Western Front. The students were
instructed to enter “No Man’s Land” and get as close to the opposing
side’s “trench” as possible. Their mission was to capture an item and
return it safely to their own “trench,” while simultaneously dodging
flying “snowballs.” The “snowballs” represented the heavy artillery
utilized throughout the war.