About Us

This award-winning programme is delivered by the UCL Institute of Education.

Between 2014 and March 2019, the programme was delivered in conjunction with school tour provider Equity and won awards including Best Educational Product and Education Partnership of the Year.

The programme is designed to provide the opportunity for a minimum of two students and one teacher from every state funded secondary school in England to visit battlefields on the Western Front between 2014 and 2020. The battlefield tours are a key part of the Government's plans to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Meet the team...


Professor Stuart Foster

Executive Director (UCL Institute of Education)


Simon Bendry

Programme Director (UCL Institute of Education)


David Rich

National Education Coordinator (UCL Institute of Education)

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Jeff Marks

Progamme Coordinator (UCL Institute of Education)

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Isabel Moore

Operations Coordinator (UCL Institute of Education)

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Professor Catriona Pennell

Academic Lead for pupil evaluation

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Programme Academic Advisory Group

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Further information and acknowledgements

Best Educational Product

Awards and Recognition

A summary of the progamme's awards


Institure of Education [Logo] First World War Centeneary [Logo] Best Educational Product [Logo] Education Award

Department for Education [Logo] Department for Communities and Local Government

Commonwealth Wargraves Commission [Logo] Guild of Battlefield Guides [Logo] Lives of the First World War [Logo] BBC News School Report [Logo] NSI [Logo]