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
RAF1940 - In an effort to break the resolve of the British people, Hitler orders the bombing of London over the bombing of strategic RAF airfields and installations.
1942 -The crew of a No. 70 Squadron Wellington crash-landed in the North African desert after the aircraft had been damaged by flak over Tobruk. Over the next 28 days five of them trekked 400 miles through enemy lines and were eventually picked up by a patrol on a Long Range Desert Group. The sixth man was captured and became a POW.
RAF1940 - The Luftwaffe mounted its biggest daylight attack on London with 1,020 sorties flown over England. Fighter Command flew 705 sorties and in the course of these operations the Luftwaffe lost 56 aircraft. This day has since been recognised at 'Battle of Britain Day'.
The Soldiers' Charity1915 - Battle of Loos – British Forces use poison gas for the first time
The Soldiers' Charity1944 - Battle of Loos – British Forces use poison gas for the first time
The Soldiers' Charity2007 - Last 550 British troops stationed at Basra Palace withdraw to main coalition base at Basra airport
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