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Remembering our local heroes



"Remembering our local heroes"

the Genes Reunited War Memorial Competition (2011)

supports literacy, history, ICT, art, design & research skills

- Includes many prizes and other valuable incentives - 


Dear colleague

As we approach the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, the world-renowned family research website Genes Reunited is launching a schools war memorial competition. Using information from a local war memorial, followed up by research on the Genes Reunited website (offered free), schools are invited to create their own 21st century memorial to men and women from their district who died in the 1914-18 conflict.

The competition will run September - November, with winners announced on Remembrance Day, 11 November.


What's in it for us?

The competition has been carefully designed by experts from History2Literacy as an original and exciting way to promote literacy, history, ICT, design and other skills.

By entering the competition, you will not only enhance your students' performance in these areas of the curriculum, but also be eligible for one of the generous £500 prizes, and for incentive rewards which include laptops ...


How do we enter?

Later this week, your school will receive a clearly marked Genes Reunited War Memorial Competition (2011) entry pack.

Please do not bin it!

It contains all the information etc necessary for registration and participation.


So what's the catch?

There isn't one. Honestly! This is a genuine educational project designed to help you and your students.

Watch out for the pack - and we look forward to hearing from you!


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