WWI Resources and Projects

School Development Support Agency

The SDSA applied for and received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to design and deliver a project to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Click the link below to find out about the project and to download activity packs for children and families that can be completed at Newarke Houses Museum in Leicester:

Shared Pasts, Shared Futures

Shared Pasts, Shared Futures will help people to explore, record and preserve the culture and experiences of Leicester’s inhabitants in the period leading up to and during World War One.

The Woodland Trust - Free Trees For Schools

The Woodland Trust

This August marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. We would like you to take part in a once-in-a-generation tribute to all those who gave their lives by creating a growing legacy that will stand tall for centuries to come.

Over the next four years we're offering three million free trees to help communities, schools and youth groups remember their local heroes. Register now to receive your free trees and create special, living memorials.

Visit the website for more information.


St Philip’s Centre - Sikhs and Christians in World War I Faith in Wartime

St Philips

A new educational programme from St Philip’s Centre in partnership with the Sikh community, exploring the involvement of Sikh troops in the Allied war effort, and the impact this had on their faith, families, homes and villages in the Punjab.

Download at the bottom of this page.

For more details contact Dr Margaret Bonney, Schools & Colleges Programmes Assistant
Email: Margaret@stphilipscentre.co.uk
Tel: 0116 273 3459

Leicestershire & Rutland Remember the First World War

East Midlands Oral History Archive (EMOHA) present a website dedicated to oral histories of the home front in Leicestershire & Rutland during World War One.

Click here to find out more.

Leicester At War Walking Trail

This guide provides a suggested tour of some sites of particular interest and relevance to the First World War in Leicester. The sites can be walked as one complete trail or visited individually depending on available time and areas of interest.

Created by the School Development Support Agency (SDSA) in collaboration with the Imperial War Museums, Heritage Lottery Fund and Leicester City Council.

Download using the link at the bottom of this page.