An armistice is an agreement in a war made by both sides to stop fighting. The armistice to end the First World War was signed between France, Britain, and Germany on 11 November 1918 in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiegne, about 60 km north of Paris. It ended a global conflict in which millions of soldiers and civilians lost their lives. This terrible war touched the lives of men, women and children across the globe and continues to have lasting implications in the world today.
We are pleased to be working with Oasis INSPIRE on the centenary of the end of the First World War by sharing the INSPIRE peace charter. We are encouraging young people to commemorate Armistice Day and use their entrepreneurism, networks, creativity and energy to come together across the world and take part in collective and interactive events, and work towards taking positive action towards peace and conflict resolution in their local communities and personal relationships.
You can use the pack to teach your pupils more about the Armistice, to reflect on peace and to plan a commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. The INSPIRE resource page has ideas and stories from other young people and schools about what they have done and the impact they have had.
Whatever you decide to do, share your ideas and pledges by tweeting your photographs and suggestions to @Schools_On_Line using the hashtags #INSPIRE2018 and #Armistice100
11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War. Discover more about how the British Council is helping promote friendly knowledge and understanding, peace and stability.