Ancre Somme Association Scotland 

Patron's Lt Col Ant Maher, Lt Col Jules McElHinney

Tel: 07725513074

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North Lanarkshire

Our charity has been working with Kirkfieldbank Primary School, Lanark, we presented a Remembrance bench on Monday 4th November 2019. We have been working with the young people, learning about our WW1 heritage, they have learned about their families history, researching family members who have served. They learned about the Royal Navy, British Army and the Royal Air Force. The teachers and children want us to do more work with the school.


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The young people created WW1 poems and learned about "Sgt Jimmy Speirs" and "William Angus VC who is buried in Carluke. The childrens reading, writing and knowledge has improved as they became so interested in learning about facts surrounding the Great War. The Depute Lord Lieutenant Millar Stoddart

ASA Scotland presented the school with this beautiful Remembrance bench to remember all those who had paid the ultimate sacrifce serving Soverign and Nation from WW1, WW2 and including all subsequent Wars and Conflicts.


The Depute Lord Lieutenant Millar Stoddart congratulated Kirkfieldbank Primary School, the teachers and ASA Scotland.


Some feedback from the pupils:


"I enjoyed it when you all came. I found it very fascinating and I would like you to visit again." from Harris


"I had an amazing time yesterday afternoon and I really appreciate the bench you gifted us." from Kade


"Thank you for the gift you gave us. We really appreciate it.  We learned so much over the course of your visits!" from Zoe