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These lesson plans and assemblies provide students with an understanding of Remembrance through specific examples of different groups and individuals who we remember, using those examples as a way of demonstrating the scope and scale of those who served and sacrificed.

In addition to being a way to teach Remembrance, the materials provided - including lesson plans, assemblies, and worksheets (which can all be found below) - are suitable for use in English, history or science classes.

We are also pleased to offer the latest version of our popular Remembrance assembly pack for secondary schools to download as well.

VE Day pack

We've produced a key stage 3 pack for children remaining in school, about VE Day and the 75th anniversary on 8 May.

The pack explains what VE Day meant to different countries, communities and people through first-hand written and film accounts, striking photographs and carefully-crafted activities.


Working Together Assembly

This assembly helps explain the theme of “Remember Together” to students in the light of this commemorative year and which look at the vital contribution made by the Commonwealth and Allies in three key battles; Monte Cassino, D-Day, and Kohima and Imphal.

These battles highlight the shared Remembrance heritage of Britain’s diverse communities from the British South Asian communities through to the Polish and Afro-Caribbean communities. 

Lesson plans

These lesson plans commemorate the First World War generation - those who served, sacrificed, and changed our world.

They examine legacies that positively impact our lives today, such as the invaluable contribution of women in the field of medicine, and the scientific innovations that were of vital importance to the war effort.

Female Surgeons

In addition to introducing pupils to the achievements of particularly ground-breaking women such as Elsie Inglis, Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson, these lessons encourage students to explore the rights and roles of women before WW1 began and how the war changed both their opportunities and expectations.

Download the Female Surgeons lesson pack now.

Harry Brearley, Inventor of Stainless Steel

Brearley is known as the father of stainless steel and these lessons use his work to shine a light on how important innovation, science and technology were in the war effort, as well in the peacetime that followed.

Download the Harry Brearley lesson pack now.

All lesson plans are also available to download in Welsh.

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