To mark the centenary of the war, educational charity Character Scotland is running a special World War One project which aims to bring together the young people of today with their grandparents’ generation to learn about the conflict and jointly reflect on what can be learned from it.
WW1: Inspiring Purpose offers a unique poster template for young people to complete at home with a parent, grandparent, relative or friend. The idea is to share and learn stories from each other as well as from history, while reflecting upon their own personal strengths and exploring who and what inspires them.
Covering WW1-related topics including personal qualities and values, inspirational figures and quotes, and poetry, paintings and photos, the three-page poster encourages participants to think about the value of human life and a more peaceful world for the future, as well as their own personal aspirations.
The Inspiring Purpose website hosts a number of useful learning resources which can be used to help with completion of the poster, as well as links to external resources. Once completed, the posters can be submitted for judging, with the best published and awarded with certificates.
Anyone wishing to take part can apply for their poster template here. The next seasonal deadline date for submitting competition entries is 31st March 2018.