Armed Forces Week 22 - 27 June 2020 - Activities

A host of virtual activities are taking place to help us celebrate Armed Forces Week 2020 and to acknowledge the contribution and sacrifice our service men and women, from all our communities, both past and present, have made to the UK.

Armed Forces Week runs from Sunday 22 June with the raising of the tri-service flags and culmintating in Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27 June 2020. Locally a range of virtual events and activities will be available to help us all celebrate and acknowdge the role and sacrifice of the men and women, from all our commuinties, both past and present who have served in our Forces. 

Our armed Forces are currently out and about across the UK suporting the nation's response to Covid-19.

Natiionally prepared content is available for use in schools via these links: https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/get-involved/events-toolkits-resources/for-schools/ Although this is from previous year's the content is still relevant today and can be used as a base to prepare virtual assesmblies fro delivery during Armed Forces Week 2020. 

These links are to notes aimed at supporting learning in KS2 an KS3: 

https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/AFD-Extended-Notes-KS2-2016.pdf

https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/AFD-Extended-Notes-KS3-2016.pdf

All our communities, past and present, have supported, and have been represented in the ranks of,  the British Armed Forces. Links below provide acccess to further information.  

The Minustry of Defence 'We were there' exhibition:  

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20040524055215/http://www.mod.uk/wewerethere/files/on_tour.html

The British Council's How was India involved in the First World War? 

https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/how-was-india-involved-first-world-war

BBC News Magazine - Why the Indian soldiers of WW1 were forgotten: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33317368

BBC News - Has India's contribution to WW2 been ignored?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-33105898

British Library - Learning: Asians in Britain – World Wars

http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/asians/worldwars/theworldwars.html

Memorial Gates Trust - Participants from the Indian subcontinent in the Second World War

http://www.mgtrust.org/ind2.htm

All about Sikhs.com - Historical Sikh Events: Sikhs in World War II

https://www.allaboutsikhs.com/historical-events/historical-sikh-events-sikhs-in-world-war-ii

Activities and information will also be added to the Council website  as we approach Armed Forces Week. Search Bradfored Council Armed Forces Week 2020 to find out more. 

 


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Published: 12/06/2020
Audience: Schools, teachers, headteachers, Governors, students, pupils
Contact: Helen Johnston

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