Triumphs Show: ‘The Strands of Memory’

Teaching History feature

By Lucien Grillet, published 15th December 2022

How a school initiative in Normandy, France, involves pupils in questions of history and remembrance

In 2014, a group of French pupils from Lycée Léopold Sédar Senghor in Évreux was due to meet a British Second World War veteran, Eric Rackham, to hear him talk about his war experiences. Sadly, he passed away before the planned meeting. Paradoxically, this failed meeting led to the development of a collaborative project, the Shared History, Shared Memories teaching initiative, in which our pupils meet people willing to share their experiences of peace, war and a changing society...

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