Local schools can get involved in commemorating WW1 centenary, starting with a launch on Thursday 4 June
The University of Kent and the Gateways to the First World War research centre, working in partnership with secondary schools and colleges, have created a First World War in Schools Commemoration Project to be developed over the centenary period. It aims to bring together local Partner and KMPF (Kent and Medway Progression Federation) schools and University departments in the Faculty of Humanities in order to further engage students and teachers alike in the centenary of the First World War.
Up until the end of December 2018, schools in the Kent area will have the opportunity to work with members of the Project team and those in academic departments of the University of Kent in a number of different ways in order to promote the centenary of the First World War. The Project aims to help raise academic attainment, provide networking and best practice opportunities for teachers, and arrange and develop a variety of activities in Humanities disciplines, with the support of Gateways.
Activities available to students and teachers include: workshops on aspects of the war, tailored to suit the needs of those involved, which can be delivered in school or at the University of Kent campuses; study days, to take place at the university campus, making use of the library facilities, in order to explore the war in more detail and aid with the completion of coursework or assignments; or weekly sessions to aid in the completion of a school centenary project or exhibition, or for those students who wish to undertake an Extended Project Qualification on a First World War topic.
In addition, a non-residential Summer School will take place each July to allow for an immersive exploration of the war over a five day period. Students will be able to sample and participate in different academic approaches to the First World War, with a number of experts from the University of Kent, while learning new research skills and taking on local perspectives of the war, as well as sampling university and campus life.
How you can get involved
If you haven’t been contacted already and would like more information on any aspect of the project, or would like to arrange an event then please contact the Partnership Development Office at the University of Kent or email the Project Officer, Dr Will Butler: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Kent will be hosting a launch event for the project on Thursday 4th June 2015 where those interested will be able to find out more about the project, and talk to academics and other teachers. To launch the project, Professor Mark Connelly will also be delivering a lecture entitled “Rebuilding Ypres: The People Come Home?”
If you would like to attend please email email@example.com