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 CIC
South East England
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