Educational Resources 2021
In 2006 NEWMP produced a DVD for schools based on the then National Curriculum Topic – What are we remembering on Remembrance Day?

This is now out of date (July 2020) and instead we are offering this list of resources available on line.

If you come across any other suitable website/resources for schools please email and we will update this list

Activity Village

Remembrance Day
Get the children involved and help them to understand what Remembrance Day is all about with our collection of Poppy Day colouring pages, classroom printables, crafts and activities, suitable for the classroom or home. We've tried to provide activities that span a wide range of ages below.
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
From "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon
Some free downloadable Resources


School Radio - A Soldier's Tale
Listen to the diary of a young soldier called Walter Bush who fought in World War One. This story is suitable for pupils aged 7-11 and is told in two parts using real archive images.
Remembrance Day Primary Assembly Pack
Explore our Primary Assembly Pack on the theme of remembrance. It includes everything you need to mark Remembrance Day in your school. The pack was originally produced for the 2014 centenary of World War One.
School Radio - Why Poppies?
Listen to a Collective Worship programme for pupils aged 5-7 exploring Remembrance Day and why people wear poppies. The programme is presented by Ben Faulks and includes a song, a story and the opportunity for pupils to reflect on what they've heard.
A-Z of WW1
Explore our collection of short films using a mixture of children's research, personal testimony monologues, and artefacts and archive from the time to highlight the diversity of the people affected by the war. Suitable for teaching pupils aged 5-11.
School Radio - WW1 Performance Pack
istanbul escort Commemorate WW1 by staging School Radio's specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'. Suitable for teaching pupils aged 9-11.
WW1 Primary Resource Collection
Discover this extensive collection of Primary resources that explore various aspects of World War One.
School Radio - War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Listen to an abridgement of Michael Morpurgo’s much-loved novel, 'War Horse'. The story is retold in 10 parts and is suitable for teaching pupils aged 9-11.
School Radio - Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
Listen to an abridgement of Michael Morpurgo's moving story, 'Private Peaceful'. The story is retold in 13 parts and is suitable for teaching pupils aged 9-11.

Remembrance Day Secondary Assembly Pack
Explore our Secondary Assembly Pack on the theme of remembrance. It includes everything you need to mark Remembrance Day with your school. This pack was originally produced for the 2014 centenary of World War One.
The end of the war and remembrance
A guide that explores how World War One ended and is remembered; including why poppies are worn and how the war poetry of Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon and Laurence Binyon are important to remembering it today.
Remembrance and the memorial of casualties
Find out why we mark the 11 November in this film presented by Jeremy Paxman. Suitable for teaching students aged 11-16.
Britain's Great War
Using extensive archive footage, Jeremy Paxman explores the lasting effect the First World War had on our nation. Suitable for teaching students aged 11-16.
World War One Centenary Season
Explore this extensive collection of resources from the BBC wide season of programming commemorating the centenary of World War One.

CBBC and CBeebies

Instead of 2 minutes' silence, CBBC and CBeebies broadcast this 2 minute animation called "Poppies", showing war from the animals' points of view. Beautifully evocative music accompanies this gorgeous animation. © BBC MMXVII.

DLI Collection
Education services Schools programme
istanbul escort All our workshops can be tailored to any age and ability and enable students to make links between school projects and the DLI Collection. Our workshops will engage students with real objects and real experiences of DLI soldiers throughout history.
We can offer sessions in your school and bring with us handling objects so students can touch and feel real objects from the time period you are studying.
Learning with the DLI Collections
Pupils can hold a piece of history in their hands with our interactive DLI Collection education sessions.
Learning with the DLI Collections
Children can get hands on with items of the DLI Collection through a series of classroom based workshops which take the story of the Durham Light Infantry into schools.
Some of the 15,000 items of the collection including: flags; medals; replica weapons and uniforms can be brought to your classroom or community group by our learning officers who will deliver a lesson, tied in to the National Curriculum.

Sessions offer a unique opportunity to explore contemporary sources and hold genuine objects once used by DLI soldiers and their families. Our workshops are available for both primary and secondary age school children and include sessions on the First World War and Second World War. Sessions can be tailored to your requirements and pupils ages and we can also offer assemblies.

Workshops available
Durhams' Duties - local history unit
Your pupils will take part in group explorations of the impact of war on families and communities. Follow the journey of six Durham people through the wars, with independent learning through handling, discussion, interpretation and role play.
Art and Poetry in the First World War
Art and poetry sessions offer a choice of four modules and include the study of art and poetry at the time, object handling, the chance to create your own museum and a remembrance feedback session.
Your pupils will take part in a whole group exploration of propaganda. Modules such as art and discussion can be used to understand how propaganda affects people's lives.
Real stories, Real Lives
Find out what life was like during the First World War following the story of individual soldiers including medical care, the effects of war and handle objects of the time. Your pupils can take part in a drill and explore the soldiers experiences of war.
Other sessions are available and lessons can be tailored to your individual needs. As well as schools we regularly visit village halls and community groups to deliver sessions. Half day and full day sessions are available. umraniye escort

New for Autumn 2020

We Will Remember Them

Remembering Soldiers of the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) during conflict

The Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Collection brings you a new Remembrance programme for 2020. Our Tommy character, Private Hugh McDonald can deliver two new activities via video link in your school.

Remembrance Assembly Engage your whole school or multiple classes through our new Remembrance Assembly, celebrating the strength of being together as a community to remember, looking at why and how we remember through the eyes and experiences of real DLI soldier stories from across conflicts and time.

Our Tommy character will engage students through a 20-minute film using local history and links to the SMSC curriculum to take your students on a journey of discovery about the importance and relevance of remembrance.

Curriculum Links:

* KS3: to encourage respect and tolerance through participation in a country wide anniversary, an integral part of the history curriculum.

* KS2: to begin to understand what we are remembering on Remembrance Day.

* KS1: to discover the lives of local people using real stories and events in living memory.

Each student will receive an individual remembrance token representing a DLI solider that they can keep, and we will provide you with the resources and ideas on how to explore this further.

Remembrance Workshop

Following on from the assembly or as a standalone element our Tommy character, Private Hugh McDonald will enter your classroom via multimedia as part of a 60-minute workshop combining digital, real objects and hands on activity resources. We will deliver a case of DLI objects for you to handle and use for the duration of your booking so you can explore the lives and stories of real DLI soldiers across time and different conflicts, their experiences and how we remember them. We will provide you with activity resources of puppy pads throughout the session to explore how and why people remember as well as how other countries and religions remember. Each activity also has an optional extension if you want to make the experience longer or more in depth. Activities include discussions, team-work, creative writing and art.

Curriculum links:

* KS3: to encourage respect and tolerance between different traditions and beliefs through participation in a country wide anniversary as an integral part of the history curriculum.

* KS2: to begin to understand what we are remembering on Remembrance Day, using local history links and sources, learning through artefacts and emotional engagement.

* KS1: to discover the lives of local people using artefacts and living their stories.

The workshop is charged on a daily rate and each session lasts 60 minutes with optional extensions. Book us for a day and run it as many times as you want!

*Ask us about our Risk Assessment for handling objects safely and Covid related issues. Delivery and pick up costs included in the price for County Durham schools, schools outside the county will have an additional delivery charge.

Costs: Costs are charged on a daily rate.

Assembly: £120
20-minute assembly session including 200 remembrance tokens. Additional tokens can be purchased

Workshop: £180
60 minute workshop including object box delivery and pick up. Additional transport charge for outside County Durham applies.

Assembly and Workshop: £250
20- minute assembly including 200 tokens and 60-minute workshop session.


Durham County Record Office
Learning Zone- Website
This section contains information about archive education services at Durham County Record Office
Web units
Our online resources cover a range of topics, are closely tied to the National Curriculum and include teachers' notes and explanations of the sources used. izmir escort
First World War workshops
We offer workshops for groups of all ages and cover many different aspects of the war, including researching a local soldier and the Home Front. For more information, see our First World War workshops page.
Other school workshops
Visits to the Record Office are a great way to add depth and interest to any topic. As well as our First World War sessions, we offer workshop on a host of topics, including local history, World War 2 and suffragettes. Every visit is individual and tailored to your specific needs.
We are always willing to come out to schools with copies of our documents. These sessions often prove a good alternative where a visit to the Record Office is not practical.
Resources for schools
Our new resource packs, covering all five Key Stages, include lesson plans, whiteboard activities, and laminated copies of documents.
We also have a range of costumes and traditional toys to support activities in our school workshops.
For further information from our Education Archivist please contact

Have a number of downloadable Teaching plans and activities
KS1 Beyond Living Memory – Commemorating history
Lower KS2 World War One and Two
Upper KS 2 WW2 in Europe and the Battle of Britain

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
Our resources can help you learn more about the Holocaust and genocide and plan your own HMD activity. Explore life stories of survivors and those who were murdered, schools materials, activity ideas, films, images and more.

Royal British Legion
Remembrance honours those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life. We unite across faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth.
The website has a section on Remembrance with various downloadable packs
maltepe escort They have partnered with the National Literacy Trust to create a series of free, downloadable lesson plans and assemblies aimed at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 that can be used to explain to children of different ages and backgrounds why, how and who we Remember.

Some free downloadable resources
Assembly presentations, lesson plans and activity ideas to help pupils to remember fallen soldiers on Remembrance Day
As 11 November approaches and the wearing of poppies becomes commonplace, it's vital that pupils of all ages understand the meaning and significance of Remembrance Day.
To help you to guide your reflections and commemorate those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, we’ve hand-picked a selection of top resources for early years, KS1 and KS2 classes.

How can I use this KS1 Remembrance Day Activities Pack in class?
Remembrance Day is a significant occasion that marks major historical events involving the whole world.
It is important to teach children about how people, who died in war and service to their country, are remembered on this day.
This Remembrance Day Activities Pack contains display photos to enhance your Remembrance Day classroom display, sisli escort along with craft instructions on how to make your own poppy, and independent writing and acrostic poem writing frames.
This KS1 Remembrance Day Assembly Pack is perfect for encouraging your KS1 children to think about the sacrifices and changes that war brought about.
This is a Commercial site but there are some free downloadable resources

War Memorials Trust
To find out more about how to engage young people with their war memorial heritage visit, Learn about War Memorials
Between 2011-19 War Memorials Trust had a youth focused Learning Programme to educate young people in schools and youth groups about their war memorial heritage. The aim was to ensure that the future custodians of the UK’s war memorials have the knowledge and skills necessary to help them take an active part in memorial conservation. With the end of the centenary sisli escort of World War I the charity was no longer able to support an Officer to deliver this Programme but continues to support the website, which has an extensive selection of learning materials for primary and secondary schools as well as youth groups.

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