Created by Neil Bartlett, and The Writing Platform Editor Kate Pullinger and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER is a new kind of war memorial, one made only of words.
From today, Wednesday 21 May, and up until 4 August, everyone can contribute their letter, by visiting the website 1418NOW.org.uk/letter and entering it onto the site directly, or sending it by Royal Mail to LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER, PO Box 73102, London EC1P 1TY.
The inspiration for the project is the Charles Jagger war memorial on Platform One of Paddington Station, which features a statue of an ordinary soldier in battle dress, reading a letter.
Young people are encouraged to take part and offer their own voice to this memorial. Teachers can download easily adaptable lesson plans for schools, relevant to English, History, Citizenship, Creative Writing and Drama curriculum areas.