Hosting your very own ‘street party’ at your school is an excellent way for students to soak up historical facts and figures of the First World War in celebration of Red, White & Blue Day.
To help your day run smoothly, we will provide each registered school with a welcome pack, a variety of fun and educational lesson plans, competitions, stickers and to top it off, a ‘build your own’ paper aeroplane, tank or battleship activity.
The official Red, White & Blue Day is on Friday 5th October, but feel free to use any day which suits your school’s calendar. We’re encouraging school children to come dressed in the patriotic colours and donate just £1 to our 2018 fundraising campaign.
Red, White & Blue Day is an annual fundraising campaign that raises money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
Money raised will be split between the three long-established charities that all have close ties with our Armed Forces.
Hover over the dates in bold to view notable dates in history and important dates
RAF1988 - RAF air-sea rescue units were involved in one of the most intensive operations ever launched in their support of the rescue efforts in the wake of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster.
RAF1969 - The first detachment of RAF support helicopters was despatched to Northern Ireland to assist the British Army in their peacekeeping role in the violence between Protestant and Catholic communities.
The Soldiers' Charity1916 - Battle of the Somme
The Soldiers' Charity1917 - Battle of Passchendale
The Soldiers' Charity1941 - Mutual Assistance agreement between British and Soviets
Congratulations to Sebert Wood Primary School, Bury St. Edmunds whose name was drawn out of the hat to win ‘Lucky Button’ a book signed by Sir Michael Morpurgo.
Megan and Shaya (Y6) said "We are so lucky to have won this book. I love Michael Morpurgo. The book is great with some unexpected twists. It made me understand a lot more about the workhouses. Thank you to Red, White and Blue for sending us this book."