The First World War wreaked devastation on a global scale, but 100 years on how much do young people today really know about this pivotal moment in history? Wanting to inspire young people to delve deeper into the events of the past and consider how this has shaped their own futures, we launched The Great War Debate for the Department for Education.
Taking place in key cities across the UK, this series of debates has so far seen nearly 100 world-leading experts bring to life fascinating topics for A level students, enhancing their history studies with social, political and strategic insights. As testament to the events’ success to date, 90% of students rated the debate as good or very good, 76% stated that it motivated them to study history in the future and 97% of teachers would recommend the event to a colleague.
We create a regionally targeted PR campaign to secure pre-event coverage and media attendance at each event, offering interview opportunities with high profile chairs, students and teachers. Through this we exceeded attendance targets and secured coverage with top tier regional broadcast including BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Radio Somerset.
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