Letters Home is our competition for school pupils. It commemorates the100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and is divided into two age groups; P 4-7 and S1-3. Pupils will be asked to write a letter home as though they were soldiers fighting at the front. They will be encouraged to think about sharing their experiences, emotions and describing the environment they were in, as well as the impact of their words on the letter’s recipient.

Letters sent to loved ones offer a unique insight into what soldiers were thinking and experiencing during the First World War. Over 12.5 million letters were sent to the front line every week. Our competition provides an opportunity for pupils to explore the importance of Remembrance.

Shortlisted entries will be open to a public vote, with the winning entry printed and included in education packs for every school in Scotland. Find out more at www.poppyscotland.org.uk/learning

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