Tuesday 24 October 2017 to Friday 16 March 2018
Schools throughout Greece

In partnership with the British Embassy Athens, 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.

Poetry, Art and Music Competition

Working with Never Such Innocence, a UK charity dedicated to engaging young people in the history and legacy of the First World War through the creative arts, we invite students aged 9 to 16 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 an international poetry, art and music competition.

Find out more about how students and schools throughout Greece can take part in the competition.

If you would like two free copies of the Never Such Innocence resource for your school, please email Lucy Kentish on

Read the press release (PDF, 216 kb).

Deadline for entries: Friday 16 March 2018

Programme Presentation for Teachers

As part of Salonika Remembers, and under the auspices of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, we are organising an open presentation for primary and secondary school teachers interested in implementing the programme in their classrooms. The presentation is 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 MikraSalonika Lembet RoadDoiran 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.

When Tuesday 24 October 2017, 18.00–20.30
Where Thessaloniki City Hall
Municipal Council Board Hall
1 Vas. Georgiou Avenue
546 40 Thessaloniki
Information & Registration

For further information and to register, please contact the Museum for the Macedonian Struggle:

Certificates of attendance will be given to participants at the end of the event.

Download the Programme (PDF, 278 kb).

Download the Salonika Remembers Programme Manual (PDF, 5 mb).

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.


For further information, please contact Chrysoula Melidou:

Telephone 2310 378 314

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