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Keeping Britain Afloat

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela

A series of lesson plans for Key Stage 2&3 have been developed and can be viewed below. The plans fit in with the specific topic of “challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day.

The lesson plans follow the broad course of the war and focus on the personal contributions of the Royal Navy, the Merchant Navy, the Fleet Air Arm and the Women of the Royal Naval Services [Wrens].

“We relied on the Navy to stop us from starving and we were at starvation point through the war.”

Patricia Parker,
WREN

The lesson plans fit in with the History National Curriculum, “A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils' curiosity to know more about the past.

Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

“Thank you for keeping our memories alive for future generations.”

Albert Owings

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Legasee is one of the first consolidated attempts to document the war-time experiences of men and women who have served their country.  While remembrance ceremonies and battle anniversaries are regularly reported on TV,  this coverage rarely focuses on veterans’ personal experiences for more than a few seconds and is of limited value as an educational tool or a record of individual achievement. Legasee aims to cover military life in much more depth by focusing on personal stories and viewpoints. If you think this work is important, please consider a donation. PLEASE DONATE NOW