Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Topic: WW1, WW2, Remembrance

Delivery: In school or in house

Pupils uncover real stories of men and women from County Durham who served their country, using archives and objects. Stories include Eleanor Brown, a miner’s daughter from Fencehouses who served in Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps during the First World War and Private Lee Brownson, who served with 3 Rifles and was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

The workshop will enable your students to understand why and how we remember those from County Durham who died in conflict, from the First World War to the present day. Through discussion and teamwork, they will discover how other countries and faiths remember conflict.

Includes a specially commissioned video by children’s writer and illustrator Liz Million.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall some facts about their person (KS1)
  • Explain what we remember on Remembrance Day (KS1)

Curriculum Links

  • Who, how and why we remember on Remembrance Day 
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources (KS 2) 
  • Understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past (KS1) 
Child smiling, cutting a red A4 paper sheet with a pair of scissors.