Rutherglen primary school pupils are being challenged to travel back in time and imagine what life was like on board a First World War battleship in a national competition.
‘Stories of the Sea – Hold The Front Page!’ is the third annual school’s competition organised by Legion Scotland ( Royal British Legion Scotland), the largest ex- service membership charity in Scotland.
Funded by Co-operative Funeralcare and The Scottish Government, this year’s challenge asks P5, P6 and P7 pupils to produce a newspaper article about life on the high seas during the war.
Kevin Gray MM, Chief Executive Officer of Legion Scotland, said: “By asking pupils to transport themselves back to a time when our Royal Navy was the most powerful in the world we hope to help them understand and appreciate how WWI affected those who served at sea; the impact of war on their families, and how the war shaped the towns, villages and cities in which we now live.
“With no living memories of that time, it has never been more important to educate our younger generation by challenging them to investigate, record and conserve information about such a vital part of their history.
Registration for the competition must be made by November 17 with entries to be in by March next year.
Schools can register to take part at www.legionscotland. org.uk/schools