Read and/ or perform the stunning production of ‘The Beaches of St Valery’ using the original script by Stuart Hepburn. This powerful play recounts one man’s experiences of the Battle of St Valery in 1940. Originally produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór. Prepare to be spellbound! #StValery80 Playwright: Dr. […]
Originally produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor in Glasgow the critically acclaimed ‘The Beaches of St Valery’, is Stuart Hepburn’s powerful play recounting one man’s experiences during and after the Battle of St. Valery in June 1940, France. Watch the play or read the play script and answer the […]
This reading and research activity introduces learners to the part Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Victor Fortune and Erwin Rommel played in the Battle of St. Valery in June 1940. #St.Valery.
On 12th June 1940, Jack Low was a 21 year-old Scottish soldier with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. He was also part of the 21,000-strong 51st Highland Division who that morning had been forced to surrender to the Germans at St. Valery-en-Caux in France. Marched and then put on cattle trucks to POW camps in […]
Davy Steele and the Battlefield Band’s haunting song ‘The Beaches of St. Valery’ is at once a hymn to soldiers and heartfelt tribute to Davy’s father and uncle who were involved in the last stand at St. Valery-en-Caux. Listen to this achingly moving song here. Questions are included to help young learners / home-schoolers reflect […]
The ‘Journey’ Challenge. Learners are challenged to watch the Poppyscotland film ‘The Journey’ to help them answer some ‘Big Questions’, like ‘Why is it important to remember? Teacher’s notes and students’ notes are combined into one easy to download document which is available as a Word or PDF file.
The Scots on the Western Front Debate Challenge. Learners are challenged to research Scots on the Western Front and discuss their contribution to the overall success of the British army on the Western Front. Teacher’s notes and students’ notes are combined into one easy to download document which is available as a Word or PDF file.
Assembly highlighting the significance of war memorials in remembrance.
PowerPoint assembly presentation outlining the importance of why remembering past conflicts is important.
Assembly PowerPoint presentation highlighting the role of poetry in remembrance.