RRS ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Remembrance Day is on November 11th
Remembrance Day is on 11 November and marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. It is an opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life in all conflict and wars.
One article provides a particularly strong link this week:
Article 38 – War and Armed Conflicts
Governments must not allow children under the age of 15 to take part in war or join the armed forces. Governments must do everything they can to protect and care for children affected by war and armed conflicts.
Jenny introduces Remembrance Day & Article 38
All the activities below are linked to the above article, you don't need to do every single activity but if you have time you can do more than one!
1. Learn about the history of Remembrance Day/WW1 and what it is all about in this film about pupils perspectives. What rights are you reminded of? What could your class share with the rest of your school?
2. Remembrance Day was originally called Armistice Day – what does Armistice mean and find out why it was changed? There is some information here from the British Legion about Remembrance Day.
3. Poppies are used as symbols during Remembrance Day events. Watch this short CBeebies animation and discuss what the film is about. Discuss how the rabbit is feeling during the war. If the rabbit was a child, what rights are affected?