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MP urges headteachers to mark Remembrance through new educational resources

Elliot Colburn MP has written to all headteachers in Carshalton and Wallington urging schools to mark Remembrance by taking advantage of new educational resources from The Royal British Legion.

 The teaching resources include book clubs, bitesize activities, and creative writing projects. The Royal British Legion, together with the National Literary Trust, has created a range of teaching resources for children in Key Stages 1-4, designed to help them explore their shared heritage of Remembrance and understand its relevance to today.

 In a year where the nation marked 75 years since Victory in Europe, Victory over Japan and 70 years since the beginning of the war in Korea, the Legion is also encouraging people to acknowledge the contribution of a new generation of Armed Forces who have responded alongside essential workers on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19.

 The Legion’s new resources are designed to help children draw parallels between these modern-day challenges and the Second World War generation, highlighting the significance of Remembrance in today’s world. The resources have been created to provide children with the right level of support and challenge.

As the national champions of Remembrance, the Legion is committed to ensuring that it is understood and available to every child and community in the UK.

 Elliot said:

 “To highlight the importance of Remembrance the Legion and the National Literary Trust have produced a range of educational resources for children to enjoy in the classroom and at home. In this unique and challenging year, the Legion wants to support children in understanding why we remember.

 “The Royal British Legion is committed to making sure the torch of Remembrance is passed on to the next generation, and these resources will play an important role in achieving that. I am encouraging schools in Carshalton and Wallington and across our country to use these helpful resources.”

 The resources are available to download now at: rbl.org.uk/teachingremembrance    

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