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Teaching Remembrance

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We support the teaching of Remembrance across the UK and have designed a range of free teaching resources for use by schools and families.

All our resources are:

  • Made up of lesson plans, bitesized activities and assemblies to support teachers and parents
  • Free and linked to National Curriculum 
  • Differentiated to provide both support and challenge
  • Available in Welsh 

We also offer resources for Youth Groups such as Girlguiding, Cadets and Scouts.

Key Stage 1

Taking part in Remembrance gives people the opportunity to recognise the personal sacrifices made by men and women, past and present, to protect freedoms we enjoy today. Our age-appropriate resources: 

  • Explore the meaning of Service and who serves to keep us safe  
  • Use stories, art, music, original photographs and film to explore Remembrance 
  • Suitable for 4-7 year-olds
  • Free to download and linked to National Curriculum
  • Support for teachers and parents 
  • Available in Welsh
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Key Stage 2

During Remembrance people stop to remember those who have served and sacrificed, from armed forces and emergency services to civilians, whilst hoping for a peaceful future.

 Our themed resources can be used to engage a young audience with Remembrance through:

  • Creative writing, music, poetry, art, film and photography to inspire learning 
  • Discover who serves to protect us and how we can remember them  
  • Suitable for 7-11 year-olds
  • Free to download and linked to National Curriculum
  • Support for teachers and parents
  • Available in Welsh
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Key Stage 3

Remembrance recognises those who serve to defend our freedom and way of life. It provides an opportunity to appreciate the sacrifices of the Armed Forces community from the UK and across the Commonwealth, as well emergency services and volunteers who help during times of national crisis.

  • Explore Service through film, art, case studies, photography and more 
  • Develop reading, writing, discussion and reflection skills 
  • Suitable for 11-14 year-olds
  • Free to download and linked to National Curriculum
  • Support for teachers and parents 
  • Available in Welsh
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Key Stage 4

Remembrance helps us pay tribute to people who have served and sacrificed, including Armed Forces and Emergency Services. It means stopping to appreciate the sacrifices made by others in the UK and across the Commonwealth to protect the freedoms we enjoy today. 

Our themed resources explore these concepts through a range of activities:

  • Explore the role of Service in our lives through literature, art, photography and film
  • Encourage new ways to understand Remembrance through discussion and creativity  
  • Suitable for 14-16 year-olds
  • Free to download and linked to National Curriculum
  • Support for teachers and parents
  • Available in Welsh
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Key Stage 5

Remembrance honours people who have served and sacrificed, including armed forces and emergency services. It is an opportunity to recognise everyone from the UK and across the Commonwealth who has stood up to defend our way of life during conflict and national emergencies. 

  • Develop understanding through film, photography and detailed case studies
  • Explore and reflect on different types of Service from across the Commonwealth 
  • Suitable for 16-18 year-olds
  • Free to download and linked to National Curriculum
  • Support for teachers and parents
  • Available in Welsh
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Youth groups

We have created Remembrance resources in partnership with Cadets, Girlguiding, Cadets, and Scouts for young people to connect and engage with Remembrance.  

Explore the relationship between your Cadet section and Remembrance with resources tailored for RAF, Army, Navy, Fire, Police and St John’s Ambulance Cadets.   

 

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National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum, which is part of the Royal British Legion, is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance. Browse their website to download a range of new sessions have been designed to bring fascinating stories to life for classes, virtual student groups and home learning.
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