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What the Learning Programme does

The Duchess of Cornwall meeting pupils from Knights Templar School © Duncan Soar Photography, 2012 War Memorials Trust works to protect and conserve all war memorials in the UK. We aim to make sure that war memorials remain part of our communities forever

War Memorials Trust strives to do this by building a greater understanding of our war memorial heritage. Our Learning Programme is one way we can do this. By educating young people about war memorials; their function, history and significance to communities, we can give young people an understanding of war memorial heritage so they can continue to preserve them in the future. 


 For schools

Primary school pupils looking at a war memorial © War Memorials Trust, 2012Through the Learning Programme we provide:

  • National Curriculum linked lesson plans and resources. These have been trialled in schools and develop pupils’ understanding of what war memorials are, why they are important, and what we can learn from them about the people and conflicts they commemorate.
  • Talks or assemblies given in schools by our Learning Officer.


"Your teaching was highly professional and inspiring." Year 5 Class Teacher.

Please go to the Primary or Secondary pages to find out more.


For youth groups

Cadets at a Remembrance service, © Bury Grammar School, 2011Education and learning are not confined to schools. We also have materials for: 

  • Scouts 
  • Cubs
  • Guides
  • Cadets 
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award participants 
  • History clubs and extra-curricular programmes

Many of these groups already carry out some outstanding work linked to their local war memorials and War Memorials Trust aims to support this. Please go to the Youth Group page to find out more.


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