World War I centenary events announced
10 June 2013 Last updated at 18:48 BST
Two pupils and a teacher from each state secondary school in England will be sent to visit French and Belgian battlefields to mark the World War I centenary, the government has said.
They will be asked to research local people who fought in the war as part of the £5.3m government-funded scheme.
A four-year £50m centenary programme will also include a candle-lit vigil at Westminster Abbey on 4 August 2014.
It will end at 2300 BST - exactly 100 years after war was declared.
Robert Hall reports.