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.


Legacy110 showcase event at the House of Lords

LEGACY 110 25


On Thursday 5th November, the Department for Communities and Local Government hosted an event at the House of Lords to showcase 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 our host Lord Beecham and Karen Bradley MP, four schools presented their Legacy110 projects.


New CPD module launched in partnership with the IWM...

Using Artefacts Princess Mary Gift Box


Today, we have launched a new module in our online 'Optional CPD' series. This module, entitled 'Using artefacts: the Princess Mary Gift Box' has been created in partnership with the Imperial War Museums' and supports teachers in considering how to use artefacts in the classroom.


Autumn 2015 and the Battle of Loos

Loos 2015


This autumn more than 1200 teachers and students from more than 430 schools will be visiting the former battlefields of the Western Front on one of our tours. In addition to visiting key locations around Ypres and on the Somme, a number of the groups will also be visiting the Loos battlefield to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Loos, fought in the autumn of 1915.


New Online CPD Module launched

Online Module Launch


We have launched the first of our new optional online CPD modules. This module, entitled 'Researching a local soldier', has been created in partnership with the Imperial War Museums' Lives of the First World War project and supports teachers in conducting research on those who served in the First World War.


New Ideas for the Classroom

Ideas For The Classroom Picture


We have added a number of new Ideas for the Classroom features to the Teaching Resources section of the website. These link to and share teaching resources from three different organisations and projects covering topics from Conscientious Objection to Football in the First World War.


Coverage on The Banbury Cake



This is an online news article written by Hannah Somerville in The Banbury Cake on 17th of March 2015.


New podcast section launched

Australian Signallers 1916


On 3 March 2015 a new podcast section of the website was launched. These podcasts are the first of a recently commissioned series which will be added to regularly over the coming months.



Ambassadors Visit


Earlier this month, Alison Rose, the British Ambassador to Belgium joined students and teachers for one day of their battlefield tour…


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