The success to date of Never Such Innocence would not be possible without the support and engagement of our partners


Never Such Innocence works with High Commissions and Embassies to highlight the global nature of the First World War. In doing this we hope to encourage young people to actively learn about their shared history and heritage. AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION: Australia House is the oldest Australia...

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion – say “Thank You” to the First World War Generation We are pleased to be in partnership with Never Such Innocence to encourage young people from across the UK to mark the final year of the First World War Centenary in 2018 Our Thank You campaign will mark the ...

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Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund uses money raised by National Lottery players to help communities achieve their ambitions. From small, local projects to UK-wide initiatives, our funding brings people together to make a difference to their health, wellbeing and environment.  We are delighted to be supportin...

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IVE is a creative learning, training and development agency which works in partnership with organisations to inspire, nurture and develop creative potential. IVE is delighted to be supporting Never Such Innocence through its Arts Council England Bridge role in Yorkshire and the Humber, which focu...

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Founded by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) commemorates the 1.7 million men and women of the commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. CWGC cemeteries, burial plots and memorials are a lasting tribute to those who died and can be found at almost 23,000 ...

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FWW Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme

The government is funding a National Centenary Education Programme which allows two students and one teacher from every state maintained school in England teaching Key Stage 3,4 and/or 5 to travel for free to the battlefields of Ypres and the Somme, and take part in a post tour community project. ...

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Dave Stewart Entertainment

Dave Stewart Entertainment is the Idea Factory and production studio run by Grammy and Golden Globe winning artist/producer Dave Stewart.  Declared a “Media Company for the New World” by The Los Angeles Times, DSE links creative ideas to a host of projects in music, film, television, books,...

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Cavell Nurses Trust

Cavell Nurses' Trust provides vital support to all UK nurses during very difficult times. They offer to help registered nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and retired nurses who have given a lifetime of caring and compassion. Formerly known as NurseAid, Cavell Nurses' Trust was originally set u...

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HRH The Prince of Wales founded Mosaic in 2007 to create opportunities for young people of all backgrounds growing up in the most deprived communities. Mosaic aims to bridge the aspirations-attainment gap by linking young people with inspirational role models to help them realise their talents and p...

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The Curzon Institute

  The Curzon Institute is delivering a series of lectures across the country to schools and communities showing how the Commonwealth contributed so significantly during the First World War. They have created a website which provides history and facts of the First World War with some...

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Mike Gunn

Mike Gunn is a multi-genre composer, orchestrator and performer and was commissioned by Never Such Innocence to write a piece of music to commemorate the First World War: Ode to the Empire. Visit Mike Gunn's website. ...

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MP urges young Islanders to enter WWI centenary poetry competition
Children given inspiration as they remember the sacrifices of World War I
Never Such Innocence - RAF Odiham
Schools take party in Great War remembrance event
Local pupils encouraged to get involved with war art project
Rebecca chosen for Passchendaele role
'It was unprecedented' Battle of Passchendaele remembered
Young Poet Rewarded with invitation to Passchendaele
Youngsters invited to get creative in helping to commemorate 100 years since the First World War
Poetry success for Orkney school pupil
Children to commemorate WW1 onboard ship
'Salonika Remembers' - schools invited to explore CWGC sites in Greece
Brighton student wins international art competition
Rule Britannia with Mappin & Webb's military watches
Island youngsters collect awards at House of Lords
Butt to Barra District News
Broxburn Academy artist celebrating after impressing judges during national competition
Lewis and Harris pupils at House of Lords to receive awards
Around Orkney
St Patrick’s pupil wins poetry award
Josh’s poem about First World War sacrifice makes top five in UK
West Lothian schoolgirl takes top poetry award
Teenager from Overseal chosen to win arts award at House of Lords
Never Such Innocence - Commemorating the Men and Women of the Great War
Aileag: Never Such Innocence
Never forget: Glasgow youngsters remember the First World War
Lest we forget: War charity launches schools competition
Children remember soldiers with poetry
Manx children remember the First World War
Take pride in Great War sacrifice
John Madejski Academy to host launch of nationwide First World War art and poetry competition
Royals attend Never Such Innocence poetry launch
How a new generation remembers - interview with Lady Lucy French, granddaughter of WWI General Sir John French
Charity initiative brings First World War into classroom
Today’s teenage war poets make me proud
Transatlantic Ties to the Special Relationship
Students impress in WWI art contest
Teen poet and University College School student Sam Kaplin wins prestigious national poetry competition
Charity of the week
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NSI - House Magazine
A sense of theatre…
Centenary News
How Britain will mark Great War centenary
Town mouse visits Australia House

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