Football remembers; with Prince William and Theo Walcott; photo: Getty Images
Football remembers; with Prince William and Theo Walcott; photo: Getty Images ©

Photo: Getty Images

We have extended the deadline for submission of entries to our Design-a-Memorial competition by one week. We recognise this is an extremely busy time of year for pupils and teachers and we want to allow as much time as possible for schools to make the most of this exciting opportunity. The new submission date is 23:59 on June 23 2014. 

It is a very special competition for schools to design a memorial for the Football Truce of Christmas 1914. The design activity is part of the Football Remembers education pack. More than 30,000 education packs have been distributed to schools across the country as part a nationwide commemoration this year marking 100 years since the start of the First World War. It includes resources to help children learn about the Truce – including eye-witness accounts, photos, drawings and letters from soldiers, some of which have never been published before. 

The Duke of Cambridge – President of The FA – and Arsenal and England star Theo Walcott will help judge the winning entry, which will be built at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The pair came together to discuss the unique project, which has seen the Premier League, Football League and The FA Join forces with the British Council.

Schools wishing to take part in the memorial design competition have been given extra time to submit their entries, with the winning design set to be unveiled in December. More information on how to enter is available here.

A host of events are taking place across this year. Every team in the Premier League and Football League as well as all 24 England sides will mark the centenary, right through to the grassroots - with every FA-registered club, County FA and UK primary and secondary so chool being asked to join in a series of activities between now and December 2014. Any football team in the UK and around the world will be welcome to participate.