The Royal British Legion has launched a new set of educational resources for schools across the country. The Legion is continuing to champion Remembrance and is working to ensure that it is understood by every child and community within the UK. The educational resources the Legion is rolling out will focus on Key Stages 1-4, while resources for Key Stage 5 are soon to follow.
Book clubs, lessons, assemblies, and art projects are all formats that the Legion is looking to utilise to ensure that every child is as educated on Remembrance as they can be. This relies on the work of teachers and parents, especially due to the difficult times the country finds itself in. The Legion hopes to work to remind us of the parallels between the experiences and responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and what the Second World War generation went through.
Luke Pollard MP had this to say:
“I’m a proud supporter of our Armed Forces, and I believe that Remembrance is a vital part of our country’s education that doesn’t just stop once you finish school. The work the Legion is doing to ensure that children remain educated on Remembrance during this difficult time is nothing short of admirable.
“I call on schools to work with the Legion, and with each other, to plan COVID-safe Remembrance events so that every child can still remain educated on the sacrifices of previous generations. Plymouth has a proud history with our Armed Forces and Remembrance is one of the many ways we can continue to show our gratitude for their sacrifices.”