14-18 Legacy is a new project aiming to raise one million pounds for the Royal British Legion between 2014-2018. Although the fundraising will start off in Gloucestershire, the aim is to get the whole nation of students involved by the end of the 4 years. During this time of fundraising, 14-18 Legacy aims to promote acts of remembrance and educate secondary school students across the UK about World War One and the lessons to be learned.
Peter Rowland who is the Head teacher of Severn Vale School and also part of the G15 partnership of Gloucester City Schools went along with Lyn Woodrow (PA to Head teacher) to a conference on 13th of March at Westminster Central Hall in London to talk about how they are going to commemorate the Centenary of World War One. Furthermore the discussed about how they hope students will raise one million pounds by organising different events like abseiling, zip wire, art sales and lots more.
Maeve Maxwell – From G15 partnership, Annie Reid – From the British Legion & Lewis – Student at Gloucester schools
Lots of people were involved in the conference from MPs to Doctors of History and Education, all who shared the same passion to support the cause. The day included handing out leaflets, visiting stands and listening to speeches from people heavily involved.
Jeremy Paxman – English journalist, author and broadcaster, Lewis & Ellie – Students at Gloucester schools
You can follow the progress of 14-18 Legacy on Facebook at www.facebook.com/14.18legacy, on twitter @14_18Legacy and on www.britishlegion.org.uk/14-18-legacy . Obviously we want all young people to know about the past and to learn from it so this is a valuable opportunity.
Written by: Olivia