WW1 Educational Resource for schools in Cannock Chase

This overarching WW1 resource, brings together in one place the information you need, to make this world changing event more relevant to the children and young people of Cannock Chase, through discovering its local impact.


The educational toolkit compliments the website and showcases the role Cannock Chase played during World War 1 and promotes our local commemorations. It includes contemporary films and information on how to support or join local groups.


A wealth of resources are now at your fingertips to enrich your curriculum needs. From website links, BBC educational toolkits to inspire your lesson plans to films for students, all aimed to capture the imagination of your pupils.




Cannock Chase played a significant role during ‘The Great War’. From its training camps to inspiring Tolkein, there are sites to see and stories to hear. It’s community during the war made sacrifices, from mining coal in dangerous conditions to feed the war

effort to the men who

 gave their lives.

As a lasting legacy to this commemorative period, an educational toolkit

is now available to access here.

This resource has been funded by Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, Cannock Chase Council and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund.



Both the military and civilian communities were vital and both came together once again to ‘Respect, Remember and Respond’ to its centenary. Your school can continue with this legacy, by ensuring its significance is shared with generations to come.

Learn about our Legacy