Never forget: Glasgow youngsters remember the First World War

CHILDREN from across Scotland are being invited to write poetry and create artworks as part of a nationwide competition aimed at raising awareness of the First World War.

English-based commemoration charity Never Such Innocence held its first event in Scotland yesterday at Glasgow’s City Chambers, where young people from city schools read poems about the conflict, in which more than 100,000 Scots died - more per head of population than any other home nation.

The charity, which takes its name from Philip Larkin’s 1964 poem about the consequences of the war, MCMXIV, and counts TV historian Dan Snow among its backers, was established to encourage children to think creatively about the conflict and its effects on society… view