The school year 2017/18 will see preparations for the one hundredth anniversary commemorations marking the end of the First World War.

These events in 2018 will be particularly significant for those of us in France and will see the Paris branch of the RBL leading the way.

The Royal British Legion,
Paris Branch 
2017 entries

The basis of the Remembrance project for schools remains as before but has the following important additions to be included in the 2018 commemorations.

1. RBL Paris intends to publish a book at the beginning of 2018 with members stories as well as outstanding student writing (poems or other) produced as a result of our work with schools.

2. In November there will be a local eFestival of Remembrancef to which pupils, students, their teachers and parents will be invited. This will include music, poetry readings and other student contributions produced in this 2017/18 school year.

3. The 11th November Service in Notre Dame will have an extremely high profile and will include children and students who have participated in our 2017/18 Remembrance project.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing the high quality and imaginative contributions from students that have become associated with this project. The RBL is happy to support your work with visits, loan of resources etc. Please let us know.


War graves

Tyne Cot Cemetery

Troops from many nations participated. Here: Indian troops on their way to the front.

Inspired by the 1914-18 Anniversary, the Paris branch of The Royal British Legion, is pleased to invite you to participate in the project, 'Remembrance', for the school year 2017--]18.

The best of this yearfs work will be used as part of celebrations for the hundredth anniversary of the Armistice in November 2018.

As preparations are made to remember the anniversary marking the end of the First World War 'Remembrance' is an invitation to pupils to express their interpretation of the theme. This may be inspired by study of any war which has involved British or Commonwealth soldiers.

'Remembrance' is an invitation to pupils to express their ideas in a form of their choice, using one or several media.The project emphasises participation.

  • Members of the RBL are pleased to make visits to schools to view work and talk to students.
  • Entries are viewed with RBL members and partner associations either in exhibitions or virtually.
  • Some items may be exhibited at the British Embassy in Paris.
  • If you are interested in participating please reply to .