OP REFLECT is the name for the Army’s centenary commemoration of The First World War, as part of this an opportunity is being given to all secondary schools throughout the country to request a soldier or officer to visit their school and assist the teacher in delivery of an academic lesson that outlines the difference between the fighting soldier of a hundred years ago and of today. Whilst our soldiers may not be experts in the history of The First World War they will have some expertise in their role in today’s army and will compare and contrast this with their predecessor from a century ago.
All a teacher needs to do is go to http://www.army.mod.uk/training_education/25813.aspx for a request form and more details. You can also follow developments on Twitter @WestMidlandsWar. Please remember to follow the notice period stipulated to allow resources to be allocated.