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August 8, 2018

Delighted to have received 

So excited to have received the SSFR Learning Materials Pack - if anyone wants one please do get in touch with us at ssfr@blade-education.org.uk or call us on 0207 097 3935 or if you can't wait, please download from the Research page on this...

And as anyone who knows me well, that's quite unusual...to everyone who came along, young and old, thank you for taking part in these moving and very special events.  Our Great War dead have been honoured by our young people who now know how many people gave up their l...

The sky was bright but grey on the drive to Sutton Road for 9am. Although I understood that there was quite a bit of work to get through before we could had our poppies over to small hands – I knew we’d get the task done. Our main job was to remove the wire which had h...

May 16, 2018

I’d been watching and admiring Blade Education for a few years before Beth invited me to get involved in the Southend Festival of Remembrance project. What I like about Blade is that they’re a solution-orientated group:  they see a problem and they try to solve it inte...

26 intrepid West Leigh Junior students joined us on Monday afternoon as World War 1 broke out again in Leigh-on-Sea.  The children explored how it would have felt to be told the news that their country was at war with Germany, sang the National Anthem to the King and h...

Brilliant thought provoking session at the Leigh Community Centre, Leigh-on-Sea on Friday 26th January 2018 as part of the Southend Schools Festival of Remembrance project about what the CWGC can offer a project like ours.

Huge thanks to the CWGC and to the wonderful Gl...

We had a wonderful day at Bournemouth Park Primary School on Friday 19th January filming Year 4's WW1 performances of poetry and music.  With thanks to all their lovely staff and students for all their hard work.  We also really enjoyed hearing what the pupils had made...

We've been learning about how people in Southend-on-Sea tried to celebrate Christmas in 1917.  Many families were already grieving for those they had lost in the conflict and rationing meant that many of the usual treats were not readily available for the first year -...

To everyone who made a poppy for the Southend Schools Festival of Remembrance, thank you.  To everyone who came to join in thank you.  To all of our volunteers, thank you.  To whatever kind deity allowed us to have mostly fine weather, thank you!

Last Wednesda...

Thanks to the generosity of the Belfairs Academy and Ross Williams we had two really productive days at the Belfairs Academy.  There was fabric, chicken wire, clay, paint, pva and poppies everywhere.  Stories were shared about remarkable histories and lots of coffee wa...

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