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Child looking at a war memorial © J Peach-Miles, 2012World War I was brought to an end with the signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918.  This date is still significant today and marked by Remembrance services which commemorate those who lost their lives during World War I and subsequent conflicts.

These materials were developed to mark the centenary of the Armistice and provide a variety of activities which will help primary school pupils understand the events leading up to, on and after the signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918, the events which take place on Armistice Day today and the emotions experienced by people following the news of the Armistice.  They are also relevant  for primary schools looking to explore why the 11th November is the chosen date for Remembrance Day and how events on the 11th November in 1919 and the 1920s shape what we do today.

In addition to the materials in this section, there is an Armistice Day assembly which can be used with the whole school.

War Memorials Trust gratefully acknowledges the support of the Tanner Trust which has made the development of these resources possible.

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