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Teaching Remembrance

Remembrance is a prescient time for bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces, and to join together in the hope for a brighter, peaceful future.

As the champions of Remembrance and the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity, The Royal British Legion brings the whole nation together on 11 November every year. A vital part of our work is to support the teaching of Remembrance across the UK, from schools to youth clubs to individuals who simply take an what we can learn from the wars of the past.

Teaching Remembrance is key to understanding how modern diverse Britain was created and the shared heritage of service and sacrifice across all the UK’s communities. It also allows us to better comprehend what those who served, both on the front-line and at home, went through. The benefits of these lessons are vast, particularly for children and teenagers.

Through our teaching materials, everyone can access and learn about the heritage and tradition of Remembrance.

Our Remembrance Education offer includes:

  • Materials created in partnership with the National Literacy Trust
  • Lesson plans suitable for school and home learning
  • All teaching elements created in line with the National Curriculum
  • A variety of teaching products that come ready-for-use in lessons, book clubs, assemblies and art projects
  • All materials are free to download
  • Welsh translations
Download our latest resources

Book Club

Follow the extraordinary journey of Private Fazal Khan, a young Muslim soldier making his way from India to the beaches of Dunkirk in Bali Rai’s novel Now or Never, through our exciting new Key Stage 2 Book Club resources. Now or Never, which was shortlisted for the 2020 Little Rebels Award, together with our Book Club resources provides a fresh and engaging way for children to understand both Remembrance and WWII.


Explore our resources by Key Stage

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Whole School Resources 

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National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum offers a curriculum-based, fully inclusive on site learning programme for schools and learning groups and is the perfect venue for developing an understanding of Remembrance.

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National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum offers a curriculum-based, fully inclusive on site learning programme for schools and learning groups and is the perfect venue for developing an understanding of Remembrance.

Find out more
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Youth groups

We've partnered with Girlguiding to create a set of new Remembrance activities for 2020. Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers can explore Remembrance, discovering links between their own experiences of this unique year, and those of the World War II generation. We are also working with Scouting UK and the cadets and we will be launching more resources over the Autumn.

Download resources

Youth groups

We've partnered with Girlguiding to create a set of new Remembrance activities for 2020. Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers can explore Remembrance, discovering links between their own experiences of this unique year, and those of the World War II generation. We are also working with Scouting UK and the cadets and we will be launching more resources over the Autumn.

Download resources
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