Posted on: December 6th 2017

Winning Entries for World War 1 Opportunity

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Huge congratulations go to Alice & Isabel on their winning essays entitled “Why is it important to remember the huge loss of life on the battlefields of the First World War?” which secured them a place on the Legacy 110 program.

'Legacy 110' is an award-winning initiative which encourages students who engage in the First World War Centenary Battlefields Tour Programme to deliver a community-based First World War project

The aim of 'Legacy 110' is for every participating student to create an enduring legacy by impacting upon at least 110 people within their local community. If we achieve this then the total number of people reached by 2019 will equal 888,246, which is equivalent to the number of British and Commonwealth soldiers who fell during the First World War. 'Legacy 110' reinforces the remembrance of these soldiers who were also so vividly commemorated in 2014 through the art installation of poppies at the Tower of London.

Every student who completes a 'Legacy 110' project will receive a certificate of achievement and a specially commissioned First World War centenary pin badge. The best projects will also be showcased on the Battlefield website and at the prestigious annual awards event.

Alice and Isabel will be working alongside our Librarian and Archivist Mrs Onions on a project before the trip which is due to take place in March.