A national education programme

In 2013 the UCL Institute of Education was selected to develop and deliver the government’s First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme (2013–2020).

This £6.3 million award-winning programme was a central component of the national centenary commemorations. The programme was an overwhelming success. It had a significant impact in deepening the knowledge and understanding of thousands of teachers and millions of students in schools across the country. It has also supported schools to ensure sustained engagement and meaningful impact in towns, cities and communities nationwide.

2,000 secondary schools (with an enrolment exceeding 2 million students) have participated in the tour programme
8,500 students and teachers have participated in the battlefield tours of Belgium and France
More than 15 million people in communities across England have engaged with the programme as a result of the incredible success of its Legacy 110 initiative
98.6% of teachers rated the educational value of the programme as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’
99.6% of participating students have developed ‘a deeper and broader’ understanding of the First World War
5 major awards have been won since 2014

“It has been a great privilege to be involved in this highly successful and truly inspirational programme. Undoubtedly, it has helped transform teaching and learning about the First World War in schools across the country. It has also ensured that vast numbers of young people have made a personal connection to this most compelling and significant history.” Professor Stuart Foster | Executive Director

Teaching Resources

Develop your teaching of the First World War by using the resources available in this section of the website.


Legacy 110' is an award-winning initiative which encourages students who engage in the First World War Centenary Battlefields Tour Programme to deliver a community-based First World War project.