Primary school pupils in the north-east’s biggest town have been invited to pull up their directors chairs and make a short film showing how conflicts have affected their community.
Launched this week, the Films of Remembrance project is the fourth annual primary school competition run by Legion Scotland – the largest ex-service membership charity in the country.
Last year children from Peterhead’s Burnhaven Primary won the competition and were invited to join the Jutland commemorations in Orkney.
Now Legion Scotland has called for other pupils in the region to repeat the feat.
Kevin Gray, chief executive of Legion Scotland, said: “No community in Scotland has been left untouched by the impact of war over the last 100 years, and that is why we are asking pupils to research their community’s involvement in conflicts, whether it be unearthing the story behind a local war memorial, speaking to a veteran who has memories of war, or to the families of those
who have served.
“By asking them to put the stories they uncover onto film they will play a key role in helping to preserve important memories for future generations to watch and learn from.”
Pupils who enter a two-minute documentary, TV report or short film will have the chance to win a multimedia workshop with the British Forces Broadcasting Service Scotland and a slot on live radio.
The closing date for entries is November 24 and schools can register to take part at www.legionscotland.org.uk/schools