Friday, November 4th, 2016
A schools inter-generational project from the Golden-Oldies charity, commemorating the first two years of WW1 has been recognised by a prestigious national organisation.
The Remember WW1 awards celebrated the huge effort made throughout the UK by individuals and groups to commemorate WW1 and to give back something to their communities. Hundreds of organisations were nominated for 7 categories in the awards listing. One of these was for schools and young people.
The founder of Golden-Oldies, Grenville Jones attended a presentation ceremony at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall on Wednesday of this week, November 2 to receive a certificate as an award finalist.
The project, funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund First World War grant engaged with over 60 primary schools across the South West with many events and commemorations.
The certificate was presented by Sir Eric Pickles.
‘i congratulate all the entrants from across the UK for their endeavour and commitment to ensuring that those who had served in the Great War are remembered with pride.'
The Goldies Charity will soon launch its next WW1 project which will put the spotlight on the final two years of WW1 and will be open to all primary schools across the UK. For full details see www.ourmemories.org.uk.
Image shows the certificate
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