St. Lucia to observe World War 1 centenary

St. Lucia to observe World War 1 centenary

A series of activities are being planned in St Lucia to mark, commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War.

The programme which is being put together through a collaboration of the French Embassy, British High Commission, Ministry of Education, Alliance Française and local stakeholders will contain a significant educational element, so that our young people have the chance to appreciate the enormity of what happened at the beginning of the last century and its continuing echoes in our lives today.

A pre launch for invited guests will be held on Monday, September 15, at Alliance Française Castries “The Pyramid”, at 6.30 pm with the official launch taking place during Remembrance Week in November.

The pre-launch will feature an exhibition produced by the Imperial War Museum entitled The Centenary of the First World War, 1914-1918.

There will also be a screening of the Franco-Canadian film “Apocalypse” which will be preceded by remarks from the Minister of Education, Resident British Commissioner and Ambassador of France.

From the16-18 September 2014 between the hours of 9am to 12pm the Alliance Franҫaise will host 10-15 secondary schools whose students wish to visit the exhibition, watch the film  and participate in debates held by historians and teachers about WW1 and St Lucia’s participation in the Great War


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