Project Description

The project enabled children and communities to learn about their heritage which the WW1 centenary provided – through engagement in a comprehensive programme of activities, culminating in a commemoration event where school playing fields twinned their designated areas of play with Flanders Peace Field, site of the 1914 First World War Christmas Truces. The project focused on the contribution of soldiers and their families in Kent and the role sport played in bringing nations together. Participating children were given the unique opportunity to research former pupils and staff from the First World War period, building connections with those who played games on the very school field that they play games on today.
National Children's Football Alliance

Organisation

Organised by

National Children's Football Alliance CIC

Location

ME19 4AE

Event

Date

2015-02-25, 2016-06-14

Venue

Kent

Focus and Research

Resources used for research

Gateways to the First World War: https://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/ The Peace Village : https://www.peacevillage.be/en Imperial War Museum: National Football Museum