14-18 Legacy

The 14-18 Legacy is a project by school children across the country to raise £1,000,000 for the Legion during the next four years as we commemorate the sacrifice of that generation.

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An attempt by young people to raise one million pounds for the Royal British Legion. Driven by a group of students from schools in Gloucester, this is a national campaign which aims to strengthen young people's historical knowledge whilst also deepening their giving spirit. So what have the students been up to recently?

Last month a group of young people stood at Junction 12 Motorway Services, shaking collection buckets. Another group from the University of Gloucestershire are finalising plans for a day of fundraising with the local army base providing an assault course for the day. Barnwood Park School in Gloucester recently held a non uniform day with students researching different aspects of World War One. Meanwhile Dan Seamarks, until recently a student at Churchdown School who now attends the University of Westminster, is honing his speech to be delivered at the RBL National Conference in May. He'll be asking for regional support to recruit 216 schools who might hold a non uniform day in 2016, marking their day by Wearing Red for Remembrance.

At the time of writing we are approaching the centenary of the writing of John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields". It is a poem that many schools will be studying in the classroom. We are also approaching an important date from World War Two, the 70th anniversary of VE Day. The Royal British Legion in Gloucestershire have a number of activities planned.

Students at Gloucestershire University support the RBL

On April 18th at INNSWORTH –Bethany Collett, student event manager, hosted the 14-18 Legacy Army Assault Course day at Gloucestershire University April 21, 2015.

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