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.
The Last Post - Magdalen College School Chapel, Brackley (November 2017)
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.
Send us your best design. The winner, chosen by our panel of judges, will receive a £50 gift token.
The competition is open to schoolchildren only. Please include the artists name, school name and contact details with your entry.
Closing date has been extended to Friday 30th November 2018.
» Have a look at our pebble painting ideas
Congratulations to Velmead Junior School. Their pupils have been reading extracts from ‘Only Remembered’ and learning more about what Remembrance Day means.
Hover over the dates in bold to view notable dates in history and important dates
RAF1943 - 617 Squadron, known as the Dambusters, was formed at RAF Scampton under the command of Wing Commander Guy Gibson. Originally formed to breach Germany's dams, the squadron was retained as a specialist attack force until it was disbanded on April 1, 2014.
RAF1944 - RAF prisoners in Stalag Luft III POW camp in Poland staged a mass breakout using tunnels painstakingly dug by the prisoners. Their story was later told in the film The Great Escape.
The Soldiers' Charity1944 - The Allies drop 1,250 tonnes of bombs on Cassino, Italy
The Soldiers' Charity1918 - Marshal Foch is appointed Allied Commander on Western Front
The Soldiers' Charity2003 - UK's commitment in Iraq peaks at 46,000 troops on the ground
The Soldiers' Charity2005 - Private Johnson Beharry is awarded the Victoria Cross for his heroics in saving the lives of his comrades on two separate incidents in Iraq in 2004
Quote from a teacher in Hampshire: “Apart from supporting an excellent cause, with the resources and lesson plans provided by the campaign, it is easy to incorporate Red, White & Blue Day into your school week. Children can make a difference whilst enjoying creative activities that make learning fun”.
It’s not too late to sign up and host your own school ‘street’ party.
Money raised in 2018: £22,500.00
Registered Schools 2018: 358
Supporters 2018: 127,111