Competition Resources

Here you can download our third edition resource, 2014 and 2015-16 Winners Booklets, a quiz, and tips on creating poetry and artwork! 

"Maeve has worked hard at researching and crafting her poem and she did it with a lot of enthusiasm and enjoyment. This was in large part promoted by your easily accessible and visually appealing resources, which engaged and sustained her interest throughout." - Liz Dempsey, Maeve Loney’s Literacy Tutor 

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Third edition resource

The third edition resource has been updated to include an expanded British Empire section, and new sections on Spies, Young People at War, Germany, Wales, Canada and Facially Injured ...


2016-17 Winners Booklet

The winning entries of our 2016-17 Poetry and Art Competition  ...


Local CWGC War Graves

Discovering local CWGC war graves in the UK ...


NSI Quiz

Take our quiz and test your knowledge on the First World War. Use the third edition resource to help find the answers!  ...


2015-16 Winners Booklet

The winning entries of our 2015-16 Poetry and Art Competition ...


2014 Winners Booklet

The winning entries of our 2014 Poetry and Art Competition.  ...


Tips for Creating Poetry and Art

Dr Martin Stephen and Caroline de Peyrecave have provided tips on how to get started on writing poetry and creating artwork!  ...


NSI Glossary

A glossary of terms found in the resource pack. ...


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