Friday, May 4, 2018

To mark the Centenary of the end of World War One, the Games of Remembrance Project will not only bring a very special event to Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands but will also include a National Education Programme, a National Awareness Programme and a National Legacy Programme – we hope you can be part of the Project.

The pack (Electronic version on the Portal) includes some great educational materials to help your teachers and for your children to enjoy.  The attachments, and the links within them, are worth exploring as you will find lesson plans and many more useful online resources.  Do enter the competition (art, poetry or music) if you can – entry deadline is 11 September 2018.     

Your school football teams may wish to “Film a Tribute” to remember the nearly 300 Professional Footballer-Soldiers who died in World War One, the several 1000 professional footballers who joined up and fought in the War, the tens of 1000s of local amateur footballers who also fought in the War and a generation of women who made vital contributions to the War effort as well as keeping football alive during the War period.  We hope this will develop the awareness of World War One among children who enjoy football – the attached guide will provide examples and all the information they will need.

One of the Games of Remembrance on Thursday 8 November 2018 has been scheduled for a midday kick off to make it as accessible as possible for school trips.  The match will also have a youth friendly Fans Zone which will focus on history, fun, information, music and football.  The match experience will include loads of activities, displays, military music and will create a very special commemoration occasion in full partnership with the German Armed Forces.

We will provide as many free tickets to organised school trips as possible and it may also be possible to fund coach/bus travel for some schools in the East Midlands region.  If you are interested in conducting a school trip to the Games of Remembrance on Thursday 8 November 2018 please could you send an email to gamesofremembrance@gmail.com  with the following information (for planning purposes):

Name and address of School:

Point(s) of Contact:

Contact Details:  (Email or Telephone Number):

We would be interested in bringing a school trip to the Midday Kick Off match?:

How large do you think your school trip would be (adults and children)?

We would be interested in free transport?

 

For more information please click on the following links:

Remembering the Greater Game - For Club and Country

Video Tribute Guide - For Club and Country

Games of Remembrance Educational Leaflet

Say Thank You to the First World War Generation

Learning ideas: Football during the First World War

Games of Remembrance Army Football

Lesson Plan: Using poetry to say ‘Thank You’