Monthly Archives October 2015

Edinburgh goes to Gallipoli

Students from two Edinburgh secondary schools have recently returned from Turkey after a battlefield trip to the Gallipoli peninsula. This was the second visit to the Gallipoli peninsula that the project has been able to organise and we were delighted to be able to take Scottish pupils. Thousands of Scottish soldiers went to Gallipoli and many never came back. The Scottish government has included the Gallipoli Campaign as a key part of its commemorations programme so it is fitting that we could take Edinburgh schools to the Peninsula this year. Indeed the schools have been partly subsidised by the government’s Battlefield Visits
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Islington’s Gallipoli

In several places across Britain our regional projects have been getting going: in Devon several schools are working with two artists and the Multi Story Theatre Company, and there are two Scottish projects in Hawick and South Lanarkshire. In Islington, London, a project with a musical flavour has just started and we are featuring this in this blog. Islington Museum has started a blog telling the stories of those men who travelled from Islington to Mudros to fight in the disastrous Gallipoli campaign, and also asking what the campaign means to our local community today. Rebecca Campbell-Gay, the Education Officer
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