On 11th November 2018, I will be inviting people to come together to mark 100 years since the Armistice and the end of the First World War so that all across the United Kingdom we can commemorate the lives lost, affected and changed irrevocably as a result of this global conflict.Danny Boyle Director
Danny Boyle’s Pages of the Sea, takes place on the 11th November 2018. It will remember a war that ended the lives of millions of Allied and Colonial service men and women, devastating whole villages, towns and cities with the loss of family and friends. This national moment will bring communities and individuals together on beaches across the UK and connect people with their past.
To support this Armistice commission, we have produced a set of FREE cross-curricular learning resources which are designed for Key Stages 1 & 2 (and their equivalents in the Nations). These thought provoking resources use Danny Boyle’s artistic response to the Armistice, as a starting point to explore the First World War with your pupils. The activities foster meaningful dialogue about the impact and implications of the First World War and build awareness of the realities of war, the significance of Remembrance Day and its enduring nature.
Join in with this national moment and take inspiration from Danny Boyle’s choice of location and his call for participation to mark the centenary in your school. You may choose to:
- Use the Pages of the Sea gallery and research someone who served in the First World War
- Create a collaborative commemoration artwork with contributions from a group, class or whole school, just like communities across the UK are doing as part of the Pages of the Sea commission
- Take a photo or film your creative response and share your school’s activities with us using #PagesoftheSea on twitter and Facebook.
- Organise a school / class viewing of the BBC Teach Live Lesson produced in partnership with 14-18 NOW and join the UK’s biggest classroom at 2pm on Friday 9th November 2018 for a free, half-hour remembrance and literacy themed programme for schools – bbc.com/livelessons
A hard-copy of the 14-18 NOW learning resources will be distributed to all primary schools in the UK, but you can also download a copy here.
Commissioned by 14-18 NOW in partnership with National Trust, Activate Performing Arts, Creative Foundation, Eden Project, National Theatre Scotland, Nerve Centre, Sunderland Culture and Swansea Council.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
With additional support from Backstage Trust, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch) and National Rail.