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 you...

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Songs of the Centenary

Songs of the Centenary (SOTC) is a global quest for songs of Commemoration, Remembrance and Unity created by children.  This search will draw from submissions in partnership with Never Such Innocence (NSI) Poetry & Art Competition. SOTC officially launched in Liverpool on Thursday...

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Poetry & Art Competition

The 2016/17 Never Such Innocence Poetry and Art Competition is now closed. To sign your school up for the 2017/18 competition please email  New for 2016/17 is Songs of the Centenary - see here for more details.  Never Such ...

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2016-17 Roadshow

Never Such Innocence held a series of roadshows across the British Isles to engage schools and communities with our 2016/17 competition. The roadshows took place in prestigious venues at which local schoolchildren and teachers heard about the competition from Lady Lucy French and our partner the C...

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Past Competitions

These are a selection of the winning art work from the 2014 and 2015-16 Competitions. All winning work is published in the 2014 Winners Booklet and 2015-16 Winners Booklet  The Never Such Innocence Pilot Competition in 2014 was a huge success across England, and allowed us t...

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These pictures were taken at Australia House for the Never Such Innocence launch event in May 2014. If your schools decides to put on a production please send us the photos, our email address is The Never Such Innocence playscript is available as...

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Other Resources

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Learning and Resources  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission  has produced excellent resources, lesson activities, case studies, micro-websites and a detailed history of the First World War. The Commission have launched fantastic micro-s...

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