Call to arms for Portsmouth pupils to build paper ‘battleships’ to mark the Battle of Jutland

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SCHOOLS across Portsmouth are being called to build paper battleships to honour the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is calling on schools to help them create the largest paper battleship fleet to mark the centenary, on Tuesday, May 31.

It’s part of the charity’s Red, White and Blue Day campaign, which will celebrate the centenary of the Battle of Jutland as well as the Battle of the Somme while drumming up vital cash for the RNRMC, ABF the Soldier’s Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Chris Taylor, of RNRMC, said: ‘We’re encouraging children to be creative and make whichever boat they like; perhaps painting them in red, white and blue, by naming their ships or by writing a message to those who sail in today’s Royal Navy.’

Prizes up are for grabs for pupils who show the most creativity.

Pay a visit to the redwhiteblueday.co.uk website or email Patty Wallis pwallis@soldierscharity.org.