Welcome to the Football Remembers World War II – Remembrance Day 2020 student page for primary school students.

2020 marks 75 years since the end of World War II, the most destructive war in history. It affected people from all around the world, and it is estimated that between 70–85 million people died. As part of a commemoration project, Premier League Academy football players interviewed 11 World War II veterans who were also professional football players about their experiences during the war.

The video below shows Arthur House being interviewed by academy footballers from Southampton FC where Arthur used to play as Goalkeeper. Watch the video and make some notes about Arthur’s memories of war and football.


You can download the worksheet to help you, or just make your notes in a piece of paper while you watch the film.

Once you have watched the film, write a poem about how it made you feel, and why it is important to remember people.

Download the worksheet below to help you write your poem.


To share your poems with your school, why not ask your teacher to hold a Remembrance Day Assembly where you can share what you’ve learned!

Share your poems on social media in November #FootballRemembers

Email footballremembers@big-ideas.org for more information and support.

Football Remembers WWII is a partnership between the Premier League through its education programmes and Big Ideas