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National art and poetry initiative to commemorate the centenary of the First World War

Never Such Innocence is a charity committed to helping children to commemorate the centenary of the First World War through poetry, art and drama. We’ve launched a national art and poetry competition – children¬†from Years 5 – 11¬†are invited to submit a piece of art or a poem relating to the First World War. We have a fantastic resource pack to help to stimulate responses, packed full of information ranging from the role played by animals in the war to art and propaganda. There are great prizes and every child who enters will receive a certificate of commendation.

We’ll send two free packs on request to any school – just email us at . All the details can also be found on our website,

Many teachers who entered their students’ work last year said it helped with literacy development and understanding of poetry!

Please get in touch. Thanks.