Join our First World War commemorative projects to remember hidden stories of the First World War - resources and funding available
Western Front Association branches across the UK are invited to join First World War commemoration projects that encourage community participation and explore both local and diverse international histories. Small-scale funding (up to £150) and free resources are available for groups based in England - they are only available for another 4 weeks until mid-November so early applications are recommended!
Discover new, memorable ways of remembering forgotten stories from the First World War below.
In memory of 1400 bell ringers who died in the First World War, Ringing Remembers is a campaign to recruit 1400 new bell ringers. This is a call out to all of us and an opportunity for everyone, a chance to make this wonderful ancient tradition open to all.
Become a bell-ringer today > CLICK HERE
For more information and to join the campaign, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Unremembered : World War One’s Army of Workers > Details Here
This project commemorates the army of workers supporting the war effort during the First World War. It's a diverse story, with workers from across the world including China, India, South Africa, Canada and the UK. Community groups can research local graves and share their stories with the wider community, as well as commemorating the individuals they are researching. Contact the Big Ideas Company to access free resources including two resource packs (one general and one India-specific) to share, along with archive scripts, a database of over 5,700 Labour Corps graves in the UK, calligraphy worksheets and creative activities.
Find out more via www.theunremembered.org or email@example.com
Passchendaele at Home : Community funding applications are now open
Michelle Feeney from Parliament Hill School recently took part in Passchendaele at Home with a group of Year 8s. Watch the film to discover Michelle's top tips for getting involved, the project's benefits for her students, and how to use the resources. > Watch the Film
A nationwide research-and-remember project in the UK inviting community groups and schools to discover graves in the UK belonging to servicemen who served in the Battle of Passchendaele but who died of their wounds in the UK. Community groups can research local graves to discover if they fit the Passchendaele at Home criteria, before uploading their research to the Lives of the First World War website. They can then share their stories with the wider community, as well as commemorating the individuals they are researching.
Big Ideas Company can share free resources including an illustrated research map, an online research guide and a database with details of over 3,000 potential Passchendaele at Home graves in the UK.
Find out more via www.bigideascompany.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
Passchendaele at Home : Modern Foreign Languages resource pack
Cross-curricular activities with a strong MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) focus are now available in our Passchendaele at Home MFL resource pack, full of ideas to teach languages and explore First World War history. Produced in partnership with British Council School > Download Resource Pack
Passchendaele at Home : Community Projects
Western Front East London Branch is researching local Passchendaele at Home servicemen and publishing a booklet to share with the community, King's Hill School is making felt wreaths and planting the French and British remembrance flowers.
Create a Passchendaele at Home wreath
Create a wreath in the colours of the Passchendaele remembrance flowers. We can also send you access to a database with details of over 3,000 potential Passchendaele at Home servicemen across the UK, workshop activities including wreath-making and creative writing, and our striking research map.
The Unremembered and Passchendaele at Home are both publicly funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government.