Download The Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice learning pack and associated resources for Key Stages 1 and 2.
About The Project
About the Project
The Forum’s project, ‘Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice’ honours the county’s WWI heroes. The project has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Three very special 100 year anniversaries are the focus of this project; the Battle of the Somme in 2016, The Battle of Gaza in 2017 and the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day in 2018. The project remembers men who fought and lost their lives in battle and women who were either on active war service or remaining strong on the Norfolk home-front. It shares the stories of local heroes – both men and women – so their names, life experiences and sacrifices are acknowledged and remembered by new generations via youth learning programmes, adult volunteer-led projects, public talks, events and exhibitions.
The young person’s strand of the project ‘Finding the Fallen’ saw Primary and secondary schools research their local war memorial uncovering the real lives behind the engraved names. A comprehensive programme to support schools to teach WWI studies includes touring exhibitions, a website, films, learning pack and loan boxes. Click here to find out more about the Learning Resources available.
The second strand of the project ‘WWI Women of Norfolk’ involved adult volunteers researching women on active service and their legacy post WWI. The volunteers worked with Norfolk libraries, Norfolk Record Office, Norfolk Heritage Centre and other museums and collections in Norfolk to research the stories and legacies of women in military service, hospitals, on the land, in factories, and on the home front to reveal the changing roles and perceptions of women in society.
A Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice book with all the uncovered research and local stories is available to buy from Jarrolds and The Forum shop by Jarrolds for £4.99.