Welcome to our news and highlights section. Here you will find all the latest news stories and announcements about the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme including details of our latest activities, tours and CPD events, as well as other useful information about what is going on across the UK and beyond during the First World War Centenary.  

Please keep coming back to this section of the website to stay in touch with what is going on.



Reflections on student surveys

Every headstone tells a story at Lijssenthoek


As part of the UCL Institute of Education First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme’s ongoing commitment to a premium pupil experience, we have once again partnered with University of Exeter historian, Dr Catriona Pennell, to conduct the second evaluation analysis of young people who participated in the tours in spring 2017.


Legacy 110 Annual Awards 2017

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Secondary school students from across England gathered at the House of Lords on Tuesday 21st November 2017 for our annual awards ceremony to celebrate First World War Legacy projects.


Exciting opportunity for Manchester schools

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In March 2018 Manchester City Council, the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and UCL's First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme will be collaborating to commemorate what is known as the ‘Battle of Manchester Hill’ which took place on the 21st March 1918.


New English Literature Tour...

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We are very excited to be running our inaugural English Literature themed First World War Battlefield Tour this autumn. This extends the programmes' reach to offer free literature themed tours to all secondary and middle schools in England who have yet to take up one of the free government-funded centenary tours.


Poll confirms school trips bring classroom learning to life...

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Recently, the programme undertook a polling survey to find out about the public perception surrounding young people's understanding of the First World War, and the value of school trips. The following release explains more...


Active Remembrance - Teaching History Article

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In March 2017, Teaching History published an article which looks at how one teacher, Claire McKay, from Henry Cort Community College in Hampshire used her battlefield tour experience to develop a whole-school programme called 'Active Remembrance'.


British Ambassador joins spring tour...

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Over the past few weekends, we have made a very successful start to our 2017 spring tour season, with representatives from schools from across the country visiting the battlefields. One group was also joined for a day by Alison Rose, the British Ambassador to Belgium.


Legacy110 Awards Event 2016

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On Thursday 8th December, the Department for Communities and Local Government hosted an event at the House of Lords to give awards to some of the excellent Legacy110 projects which are now being delivered by schools up and down the country. To a packed audience of partners, supporters and friends, including Rachael Maskell MP, six schools presented their Legacy110 projects.


New resource - Medicine on the Western Front



Brand new resource launched in September 2016 on Medicine on the Western Front in the First World War.


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