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Building a greater understanding of war memorial heritage

The year 2014 will mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and war memorials are a vital link to a time that should not be forgotten. By teaching tomorrow's war memorial custodians about our war memorial heritage, we can ensure it is preserved for future generations. Find out more »

Latest photos from our showcase

Year 4 pupil from Kings Avenue School researching names on local war memorials © War Memorials Trust, 2019
Year 4 pupils from Summerbank Primary School considering the number of war memorials in the UK © Martin Phillips, 2019
Year 5 and 6 pupils from Cockshutt CofE Primary School looking at Cockshutt war memorial with WMT Learning Officer © Martin Phillips, 2019
Year 5 pupils from Moorhouse Primary School carrying out condition survey at Milnrow war memorial, Rochdale © Moorhouse Primary School, 2019
33rd Oxford (Kidlington) Sea Scouts during session led by WMT LO c. D Eyles
year 6 pupil from The Granville School, Sevenoaks designing a war memorial cross © War Memorials Trust, 2018


War memorial lesson plans, resources and project ideas for primary schools.


Lesson plans, war memorial projects and assemblies for older children.

Youth Groups

Find out how to involve Scouts, Cadets and youth volunteers in their war memorial heritage.

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