Ellon Schools invited to take part in WW1 contest

Scottish primary schools are going historian right now in a bid to investigate their communities’ involvement in the first World War and uncover the stories behind them as part of a national competition.

Legion Scotland are calling on schools in Ellon to enter the contest now.

Last week saw the launch of The Stories of WWI¹s Families, Legion Scotland Primary Schools Competition 2014/15.

Primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils from local schools will explore the life of one person or family who lived during WWI and interview local people to find stories, either personal or handed down.

The final entry includes a 500-word submission and three photographs to illustrate the story they have told.

Entries in Scotland will be shortlisted online.

The public will select the top three entries before a panel of judges including a celebrity will pick the winner.

The lucky winning school will land a star prize of a unique VIP experience at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August 2015, for up to ten pupils.

The prize includes a dinner in Edinburgh Castle after which they will be escorted through the Tattoo ‘stage’ itself to some of the best seats in the house, before receiving trophies and medals.

Full details of the competition, a teacher’s pack and the terms and conditions can be found on Legion Scotland’s website by visiting online at - legionscotland.org.uk/schools.