In the summer of 1940, during WWII, nearly two million children were evacuated from their homes as war broke out and British and German airplanes fought overhead in the Battle of Britain. Next year marks the 75th anniversary of the battle and events throughout the country will be held to mark this important part of our history.
Red, White & Blue Day – on Friday, 9 October 2015 – will join in the commemorations with special events and materials to educate children about the Battle of Britain and honour the contributions of the British Armed Forces, service personnel and their families. Participating schools will receive a range of educational material, including lesson plans, videos, and art projects to help school children understand the significance of the anniversary. Students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue clothing on the day and donate £1 each to help support the three national charities of the Armed Forces – The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
To register your school to participate, please visit www.redwhiteblueday.co.uk And be on the lookout for an exciting art competition that will be announced next month to kick-off next year’s Red, White & Blue Day!