Date
Tuesday 24 October 2017 -
18:00 to 20:00
Location
Salonika Remembers Launch Event

In partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), the Museum for the Macedonian Struggle and the War Museum of Thessaloniki, we invite you to take part in Salonika Remembers, an exciting new programme aiming to mark the centenary of the Salonika Campaign 1915–18.

Through the programme, we remember those from across the world who lost their lives and are buried and commemorated in CWGC cemeteries in Northern Greece. The CWGC cares for the graves and memorials of more than 18,000 Commonwealth war dead, and some 400 of other nationalities at 25 sites across Greece.

Workshops for Teachers

As part of Salonika Remembers, we are running a series of workshops for primary and secondary school teachers interested in implementing the programme in their classrooms. The workshops will take place in September and October 2017 and are designed to familiarise teachers with the programme tools, techniques and sites: the Museum for the Macedonian Struggle, the War Museum of Thessaloniki and the Mikra British Cemetery in Kalamaria (or other CWGC cemeteries in the area).

Salonika Remembers invites schools to visit and explore the CWGC cemeteries at Mikra, Salonika Lembet Road, Doiran and Karasouli, along with the individual stories of those servicemen and women who are buried here in Greece, and to respond creatively to this experience through poetry, music and art.

Competition

Working with Never Such Innocence, a UK charity dedicated to engaging young people in the history of the First World War through the creative arts, we will also be inviting students to find inspiration in the great legacy of these 12,000 British soldiers who fought alongside the Greeks, the French and the Serbs for the freedom of Greece, and to enter their work in a poetry, art and music competition.

The competition resource pack and details of how students and schools throughout Greece can take part in the competition will be made available at the start of the 2017–18 school year.

Full details of the competition, the teachers’ workshops and the Salonika Remembers launch event – which will all take place in September and October 2017 – will be announced shortly.

Information

For further information, please contact Chrysoula Melidou:

Email Chrysoula.Melidou@britishcouncil.gr
Telephone 2310 378 314

2016 Pilot Workshop

In 2016, we ran a pilot workshop at the CWGC Phaleron War Cemetery near Athens with I.M.Panagiotopoulos School. Watch the video created by the students and teachers who took part in the workshop.

The programme is being organised under the auspices of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.

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