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 at school or in the home.

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 say thank you to those who protect us and keep us safe. Our age-appropriate resources:

  • Use creativity to help explore ideas around Remembrance
  • Include poetry, videos, original photographs and illustrations, and interactive tasks
  • 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:

  • Book clubs, fact files, veteran films, original photographs and interactive activities
  • Help develop key skills using written, audio and visual materials 
  • 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 honours those who serve to defend our freedom and way of life. It recognises the sacrifice of the Armed Forces community across the Commonwealth, as well emergency services and innocent civilians killed through conflict and terrorism.

 Our creative resources explore these themes and inspire children to engage with Remembrance.

  • Include veteran films, literature, photography and music
  • Encourage discussion, creativity and reflection
  • 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 honours people who have served and sacrificed, including armed forces and emergency services. It means stopping to remember people affected by war and hoping for a peaceful future.

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

  • Include literary and photography examples, detailed fact files and discussion tasks
  • Help develop understanding of different perspectives through creative writing and debate
  • 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 means stopping to remember people affected by war and hoping for a peaceful future.

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

  • Include literary, photographic, film and illustrative examples as well as detailed fact files and discussion tasks
  • Help develop understanding of different perspectives through creative writing, debate and reflection
  • 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 Girlguiding, Cadets, and Scouts for young people to connect and engage with Remembrance. 

Exploring 100 years of Remembrance, our resources look at how national Remembrance traditions have evolved since the First World War and consider how Remembrance will look in the next 100 years.

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School children visiting the National Memorial Arboretum

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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