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Friday, 5 October 2018

The Royal British Legion Is Bringing The Thank You Movement Into The Classroom

Launch of new School Lesson Plans

The Royal British Legion is bringing the Thank You movement into the classroom. We’re delighted to have partnered with the National Literacy Trust to create a series of downloadable lesson plans and teacher support materials that are free to use.  We have developed six sets of five lesson plans, two each for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, accompanied by an assembly plan each for primary and secondary schools.  The lessons are available to download from the schools page of the Thank You Website.

The lessons are planned to take place in the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday with each set of plans building to focus on an individual.  The week culminates in a lesson where children write a thank you letter to that individual, paying tribute to their huge contribution both during the war, and also for how they helped shape the world after the war ended. We hope to bring the First World War to life for pupils and to raise pupils’ awareness of the golden threads linking their lives today back to the First World War generation, ensuring that Remembrance is understood and available to all, and handed to the next generation.
We are encouraging schools to share their students’ Thank You work in the following ways:
On Twitter: @PoppyLegion
Contact The Royal British Legion at thankyou@britishlegion.org.uk and let them know you’re involved.
We are also inviting schools to become Thank You schools by sharing their logo with the Legion. These will be featured on our Partner page. The Legion is delighted to announce that Eden Girls School in Waltham Forest in East London is its first Thank You partner school.