Big Ideas Company have been working with the British Council, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, UCL Institute of Education to develop a schools resource pack to mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016.
The pack contains resources to help students develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the conflict. It covers topics including experiences of the Somme from around the Commonwealth, Pals Battalions, conscription, recruitment and remembrance today.
The materials are designed to be flexible and adaptable. They can be used as starting points for individual lessons or activities, or form part of a larger cross- curricular project with a partner school overseas.
Big Ideas Company also worked with the British Council as part of their Somme visit on the 1st July. 600 students from the UK and France took part in the 1st July Somme Ceremony at Thiepval and in the days leading up to this had the chance to visit a number of CWGC sites on the Somme. Big Ideas Company supported in the development of the teacher resource pack for this visit.