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Selecting your First World War stories for broadcast

ITV News Anglia has been looking for schools to tell stories from their community about the First World War

The appeal for stories for the ITV News Anglia ‘First World War Centenary - School Report’ project is now closed.

We’ve had some wonderful stories sent in from schools and children from all over the region and our judges are looking forward to reading them all before deciding which will be selected to be turned into a report to appear on ITV News Anglia nearer the centenary of the Great War, this summer.

We will reveal the final list here on the website at midday on Friday 28 February and on the ITV News Anglia programme at 6pm.

First World War Centenary School Report: deadline is this Monday

The deadline for our first world war centenary project is this Monday. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Schools and pupils wanting to get involved with ITV News Anglia's First World War Centenary School Report have until Monday to send their story ideas to us.

As the country gets ready to mark 100 years since the outbreak of hostilities in the summer of 1914, ITV News Anglia is challenging the region’s schoolchildren to share their communities’ stories.

Send us your idea and, if you are one of the selected primary or secondary schools, we will provide you with a cameraman, a producer and a few tips – but the rest is down to you.

To find out more, click here.


Schools urged to join project looking at how the Great War is taught

by Helen Ford

It began nearly a century ago, but the impact of the First World War remains strong and this week as usual the country came to a standstill on the anniversary of the armistice.

Next year, commemorations will be held, to mark a hundred years since the conflict began.

It's against that backdrop that schools in our region and right across the country are being asked to join a project looking at how the Great War is taught.

Click below to watch a report from Helen Ford

If you think your school would like to get involved in this history project then there's still time.

The closing date is 1 December and for more information just follow the links below.

The First World War in the classroom

Online survey to investigate First World War teaching

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