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Press Launch - First World War Centenary Commemorations

Sam Whiting, Regan Cain and myself were invited to the national press launch of the First World War Centenary Commemorations on Tuesday 6th May.

Sam Whiting, Regan Cain and myself were invited to the national press launch of the First World War Centenary Commemorations on Tuesday 6th May.  This took place at the Guards Museum, near to Buckingham Palace and was a result of our involvement in a pilot trip to the battlefields in March.  (The government is paying for 2 students and a teacher from every secondary school in England to attend one of these tours over the next 5 years as part of the centenary of the war.) There were numerous people there who are involved in History Education, as well as the Secretary for State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles and TV Historian Dan Snow.  Sam and Regan were asked by BBC School News Report to interview as many of the guests as possible and compile a report as to the purpose and importance of these battlefields tours.  The boys were absolutely incredible and interviewed like true professional reporters.  Their interview of government minister, Eric Pickles, was particularly impressive.  The recorded interviews have now been compiled into a report for School News and can be found on various BBC websites.

Please congratulate Sam and Regan when you see them around school, as they were both brilliant - and watch out for them on May 20th when they are due to be on BBC News!

WW1 centenary with the BBC 

Julie Haunstetter